Penny Dreadful gets extended season two

Sky Atlantic in the UK and US premium cable network Showtime have ordered an extended second season of gothic drama Penny Dreadful.

Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

The series takes some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – and sees them become embroiled in Victorian London.

The cast is led by Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, and Billie Piper.

It is created, written by John Logan, who executive produces with Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Cameron Roach. It is produced by Neal Street Productions and Desert Wolf Productions.

Shooting will begin in Dublin later this year and season two – made up of ten episodes compared to the eight-part first season – will air on both networks in 2015.