Vanessa, played by the magnetic Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), talks about her powers being “a curse and a blessing” in the first trailer for Season 2 of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.
Penny Dreadful is Gothic horror bundled in a pretty package with cool costumes and an epic soundtrack. The first season was a pretty crazy ride that gave us an idea about what this show is all about — a little bit of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with a dash of True Blood. You also get to see Green act her ass off, giving us just the right amount of campiness and scenery chewing in her performance as Vanessa Ives, a psychic and the series’ central figure.
The series stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Danny Sapani, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway, Simon Russell Beale, and Helen McCrory. Sarah Greene, Jonny Beauchamp, Douglas Hodge and Patti Lupone have been added to the cast for Season 2.
Showtime is airing a Penny Dreadful marathon on New Year’s Eve, so you can get all caught up.
Penny Dreadful was created by playwright John Logan and Season 2, which will have 10 episodes, will air sometime in 2015.