“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, s tories 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 Supervising producer Christopher King tweeted ,” Christopher King @chriswking Hey #Dreadfuls …and so it begins.
First shot of @SHO_Penny Season 2!!! Here we go @SHO_PR @skyatlantic ” ” Christopher King @chriswking We’ve created Covent Garden in Dublin #PennyDreadful @SHO_Penny @skyatlantic ” 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 ” ” James Cooper @dotcoops Gravesites in winter = eerily beautiful.
Just like #PennyDreadful .” ” James Hawes @JamesEHawes Covent Garden, in Dublin.
But who’s sitting there concealed by the makeup & costume team? #pennydreadful @SHO_PR ” ” James Hawes @JamesEHawes Now who’s lurking underground…? #PennyDreadful ” 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! :-)” sarita allison @saritaallison ” #Dreadful ‘s Amazing #makeup test today! @SHO_Penny #makeupfx #prosthetics & tomorrow the ever lovely #rorykinnear #thecreature #earlystart ” The Daily Mail and this Irish gossip blog also has some behind-the-scenes photos taken by fans.
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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