Season 1 of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful was definitely a hit for the network. The series debuted with 1.43 million viewers across the entire night and was renewed shortly after it’s strong premiere. The finale of the series drew 1.27 million viewers total for the night.
The series is currently in production in Dublin, Ireland and will consist of ten episodes for the second season instead of eight that made up Season 1. The show is set to return sometime in 2015.
Returning for the second season will be Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale. New cast members for Season 2 will include Sarah Greene, Jonny Beauchamp, Douglas Hodge and Patti Lupone.