Less than a month, people! Less than a month until the season three premiere of Penny Dreadful. And to prepare us for all the gut-wrenching suspense and beauty, Showtime just released a two minute trailer that is all kinds of gothic magnificence.
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What we’ve seen from Showtime up until this trailer aligns with the end of last season. The members of our favorite evil-fighting brigade have gone their separate ways to different parts of the planet. In this trailer we see them coming back together again help Vanessa fight as she is still hunted by Lucifer and his minions.
This visually stunning new trailer plays out to a slowed down version of The Flaming Lips, “Do You Realize??” We see Sir Malcolm on a quest and getting advice from a wise new character. We see Ethan Chandler listening in on someone else’s horror. We also see him as a werewolf! We see Dorian and Lily dancing but then we also see him with another young woman and then by himself. We see John Clare, we see Victor with Lily. We see Vanessa being hunted and a whole bunch of creepy people crawling on the ground like lizard/cockroach/crab hybrids. The two minute plus trailer had me at the edge of my seat with a fear bubble entrenched my gutty works.
Why this show hasn’t gained immense popularity and ratings is a mystery. It truly is one of the most beautifully written and shot series on the air. Add to that an amazing cast: Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney. And let’s not forget that amazing performance from Patti LuPone last season who it is said will make an appearance this season as well.
So, I give you a mission! Get on the Tweet machine and Snap Chat wagon and the Facebook monster and the Tumblr hole and all the social medias to let the masses know how awesome this show is! People deserve to be filled with beauty and fear every Sunday just like us.
This season on PENNY DREADFUL, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif). Other guest stars include Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Christian Camargo (DEXTER®, The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), and Perdita Weeks (THE TUDORS), as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural. Simon Russell Beale returns as Dr. Ferdinand Lyle. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.
Penny Dreadful Season Three premiere Sunday, May 1st on Showtime.
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