Darkness calls in the Season 3 trailer for Penny Dreadful

The third season of Penny Dreadful will premiere next month, and the dark fantasy series appears to be going even darker for its next arc of horror-inspired adventures.

Showtime has released a new trailer for the third season of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series, and it features a few familiar faces joining the show for the upcoming season — and some terrifying creatures, too.

Created, written, and executive produced by three-time Academy Award nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator), Penny Dreadful unfolds in turn-of-the-century London and features a cast of characters from classic horror fiction, including Dorian Gray, Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

After two critically acclaimed seasons, the third season introduces Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone (American Horror Story) as an American therapist treating series regular Vanessa (Eva Green). Hell on Wheels and Last of the Mohicans actor Wes Studi also joins the series as an enigmatic Native American with a connection to one of the other series stars.

Along with this season’s newcomers, the series also brings back show regulars Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton, as well as Simon Russell Beale, Sarah Greene, Rory Kinnear (as Frankenstein’s creature), and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein). Guest stars for the upcoming season include Shazad Latif as Dr. Henry Jekyll.

Penny Dreadful was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards after its first season, and Green was nominated for a Golden Globe Award earlier this year for her portrayal of Vanessa, the series’ heroine. Hartnett, Dalton, and series composer Abel Korzeniowski have all been nominated for awards over the course of the series first two seasons, with Korzeniowski earning two of the series’ Emmy nominations for his musical contributions to the show.

The third season of Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, May 1, at 10pm ET on Showtime and will run nine episodes.

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