"Penny Dreadful" was Showtime's breakout hit this past year, and has been renewed for a longer second season with an expected release date in January 2015.
"Penny Dreadful" is essentially a Victorian Era mashup, stories involve popular characters such as Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Dorian Gray, and Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Its funny that this concept ended the career of one James Bond (Sean Connery in "League of Extrodinary Gentleman" and is reinvigorating the career of another James Bond, Timothy Dalton.
Shooting on the new season started last week, and various crew members have been tweeting photos and updates. The cast includes Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Simon Russell Beale, and Helen McCrory.
Tony Award Winner and Screenwriter John Logan will join the cast
Director James Cooper, who previously directed some "Doctor Who" episodes has also been tweeting about the new season of the show. James Hawes @JamesEHawes Victorian snow melting ... #PennyDreadful @SHO_PR "
Sarita Allison, a make up artist tweeted, "sarita allison @saritaallison #makeup Monday with the amazing #rorykinnear #thecreature @SHO_Penny #nickdudman @JamesEHawes @chriswking It's great to be back! :-)"
New spoilers for the upcoming season suggest that Caliban will have a larger role next year and some fans are wondering if he'll terrorize London with his new bride, Brona. Also, Eva Green was spotted filming in Dublin as well.
Finally, "Penny Dreadful" showrunner John Logan also hinted that Season Two will be much more "horrific" as well.
According to the Franchise Herald, Logan teased fans by saying the "the cosmology and theology" of the show has been expanded for the second season.
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