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The Penny Dreadful season 3 trailer is very dark, very enticing

The new season of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” is looking darker and more mysterious than ever. The network released the poster art and official trailer for the third season of its hit drama series earlier today.

The new season is set to premiere on Sunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on-air, both on demand and over the internet. “Penny Dreadful” has become quite a popular psychological thriller over the last two-years, thanks in most part to the creative castings of Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. The series was created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and season three is looking to be fantastic.

This season on PENNY DREADFUL, Tony Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach.

Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif).

Other guest stars that will be featured in the new season include Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Christian Camargo (DEXTER, The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), and Perdita Weeks (THE TUDORS), as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural. Simon Russell Beale returns as Dr. Ferdinand Lyle and Sarah Greene as Hecate. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.

PENNY DREADFUL is created, written and executive produced by John Logan for Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street Productions and Karen Richards (THE BORGIAS). PENNY DREADFUL is a co-production with SHOWTIME and Sky.