We’ve had a couple of brief teasers already, but now Showtime has released a full trailer for the third season of their brilliant and disturbing horror drama series, Penny Dreadful. The network has also announced that like last year’s season 2 premiere, the show will return on Sunday, May 1st at 9 p.m.
The last time we saw our core characters, they had all gone their separate ways (some very far away indeed), but it looks like the gang are all set to return for season 3. It’s not clear exactly what brings them back together from this trailer, but Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) does look to be confined to some sort of mental institution, so perhaps that’s the catalyst.
As far as new faces go, this season will see the introduction of another classic literary fiend in the form of Dr. Henry Jekyll, who’ll be played by Shazad Latif.
Check out the full synopsis below and let us know in the comments section if you’re looking forward to the return of Penny Dreadful.
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.