Penny Dreadful Coming Back for More: Sky Atlantic Horror Gets Second Season

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Sky Atlantic’s hugely popular horror drama, ‘Penny Dreadful’, is coming back for a second season. From highly acclaimed writer John Logan and Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, the show will come back with 10 new episodes in 2015. 

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Eva Green stars in Penny Dreadful

Stuart Murphy, director of Sky Entertainment channels, said: "Over the last few years we have made massive strides in bringing world class dramas to our customers' screens. Penny Dreadful epitomises the cinematic scale of drama we have come to expect from Sky Atlantic and we are really looking forward to continuing our partnership with David Nevins and Showtime, John Logan and Sam Mendes in the second series."

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The show, which weaves together classic horror origin stories, which is half way into its freshman run, but it has been revealed – according to Deadline – that writing for the second season is already well under way. Showtime and Sky Atlantic’s confidence in the drama is underlined by a 10-episode follow up, compared to the 8 episodes that comprise the first season. 

David Nevins, president, Showtime Networks Inc. added: "Picking up Penny Dreadful was one of the easiest decisions I've made. 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."


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