PENNY DREADFUL: Showtime orders second season

After airing 4 episodes, Showtime announced they have ordered a ten episode second season of PENNY DREADFUL.

“Picking up PENNY DREADFUL was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made,” said Nevins.  “The series has had worldwide impact, drawing big, passionate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and more than any other show on our network has hit the bullseye with viewers who want to watch television in all the new ways that are available.  John Logan has deftly created an epic series that has drawn raves from a wide-range of audiences from quality drama lovers to critics, to hardcore genre fans. We look forward to working once again with our partners at Sky Atlantic and are extremely excited for what’s in store for season two.”

PD is a horror series set in late 19th century London and stars Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Josh Hartnett. The series includes some of literature’s more iconic characters including the creations of Braham Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Mary Shelley.

After watching  just over half of the first season, I have to say I am pretty impressed. I have the feeling that only part of the full cast will make it to the end of the season.