Penny Dreadful renewed for second season

Penny Dreadful is to return for a second season.

Sky Atlantic’s horror drama, written by John Logan and Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, will air 10 new episodes in 2015.

Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton as mismatched adventurers who combat dark forces in Victorian London.

“Over the last few years we have made massive strides in bringing world class dramas to our customers’ screens,” said director of Sky Entertainment channels, Stuart Murphy.

“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.”

“Picking up Penny Dreadful was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made,” said David Nevins, president, Showtime Networks Inc.

“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.”

The first season of Penny Dreadful continues on Sky Atlantic, with episode 4 premiering next Tuesday at 9pm, and previous episodes available for customers to catch up through Sky On Demand.