Okay, so how’d I miss out on this!? And for two weeks! The first real look into footage from the upcoming third season of Penny Dreadful. I have to thank Instagram’s “search” tab under “trending” and explore posts,” and maybe myself for double-tapping on way too many photos of the show.
Oh my gosh, are we being set-up for Dracula!? I sure hope so. Enough teasing of “satan.” We know who’s trying to attract Vanessa Ives, who else could have scared Helen McCrory’s witch character last season?
If you’re a fan of the show, then it’ll just make you happy to see more Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton in some utterly peculiar and morally ambiguous situations. And they’re not alone in that either. If given the chose, I’d list every cast member’s name and credit them all for stellar performances week-after-week. Ask me and I’d argue that Eva Greene more than deserves and earns the Golden Globe, Critics Choice Television and Satellite award nominations she has received. But she has to win something before this show’s time is up, she’s that stunning.
For the uninitiated, first off, shame on you because Penny Dreadful takes a hammer and nails its adaptations of Victorian Era London, Wolf Man, Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, etc. Also, the other draw besides performance and adaptation are the visuals, yes, but the writing by John Logan is nothing short of brilliant. I’ll leave you with three from the trailer alone:
- “You think you know sin? I wrote the bloody book!” ~ Dorian Gray
- “I am made for the dark.” ~ Ethan Chandler
- “All the broken and shunned creatures, someone’s got to care for them if not us.” ~ Dracula?
Penny Dreadful returns May 1 at 10 p.m. for nine episodes.
Read my reviews of certain episodes from Penny Dreadful’s second season.