Penny Dreadful: Renewed for Season 2!

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Penny Dreadful will continue freaking viewers out well into 2015.

Showtime announced today that the uniquely scary drama will return next year for a second season, one that will be comprised of 10 episodes.

Through four installments thus far of Penny Dreadful Season 1, the series is averaging 4.8 million viewers across all platforms and viewings.

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Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, Penny Dreadful will go into production in Dublin once again later this year and return some time next year.

Said Showtime President David veins in a statement:

"Picking up PENNY DREADFUL was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made. The series has had worldwide impact, drawing big, passionate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and more than any other show on our network has hit the bullseye with viewers who want to watch television in all the new ways that are available.  

"John Logan has deftly created an epic series that has drawn raves from a wide-range of audiences from quality drama lovers to critics, to hardcore genre fans. We look forward to working once again with our partners at Sky Atlantic and are extremely excited for what’s in store for season two."

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Penny Dreadful Quotes

I already know what's wrong with you. You're unhappy. You're isolated. You think you're the cause of this unhappiness and are unworthy of affection so you've few friends. Recently you lost something you think very important. Your lover, your faith, your family, or all three. You blame yourself for this, so it makes you neurotic, and you don't sleep and don't eat, anything healthy anyway. You used to take care of your appearance, but you've lost interest in that, so you avoid mirrors. Sunlight bothers you, so you avoid that too, about which you're guilty because you think it's unhealthy and even immoral not to like the sun. You're not a woman of convention or you wouldn't be here, but you like to pretend you are so people don't notice you. But you sometimes like that as well and can dress to draw the eye. But then you think the men who look at you are fools, or worse, to be taken in by such an obvious outward show. So instead, you're drawn to dark, complicated, impossible men, assuring your own unhappiness and isolation because, after all, you're happiest alone. But not even then, because you can't stop thinking about what you've lost, again for which you blame yourself. So the cycle goes on, the snake eating its own tail. Or you can just have your teeth fixed.

Dr. Seward

It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human.

Victor