Extended second series featuring 10 episodes, will premiere in 2015
Sky Atlantic last week announced a second season with two additional episodes of its critically acclaimed drama series PENNY DREADFUL. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, PENNY DREADFUL has been embraced by the Sky customers, debuting as the second-highest-rated launch for an original commission ever for Sky Atlantic, and also ranked as the second biggest programme of the week in pay TV homes for episode one.
Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Billie Piper, PENNY DREADFUL the 10 x 60 series will go into production later this year and will once again shoot on location in Dublin for a 2015 launch. PENNY DREADFUL continues Sky’s commitment to invest in original entertainment content, exclusively for Sky customers. PENNY DREADFUL is produced by Neal Street Productions and Desert Wolf Productions for Sky Atlantic and SHOWTIME®.
Pippa Harris, Executive Producer, Neal Street Productions added:
“We're delighted that PENNY DREADFUL is returning for a second series and to be working with our hugely supportive partners at Showtime and Sky Atlantic. It's a testament to John Logan's skill and artistry as a writer and the superbly talented cast and crew that the series has resonated so strongly with fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The success of PENNY DREADFUL proves that British Drama can compete internationally.”
The first series continues on Sky Atlantic, with episodes premiering Tuesday at 9pm, and previous episodes available for customers to catch up through Sky On Demand.
In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). PENNY DREADFUL is executive produced by John Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Cameron Roach is Executive Producer for Sky. PENNY DREADFUL is a co-production with SHOWTIME®.