Penny Dreadful will be back for a third series

Sky Atlantic has commissioned another run of the eerie drama, starring Josh Hartnett, Billie Piper, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green

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Series two of Penny Dreadful has yet to finish on Sky Atlantic but that hasn’t stopped the channel from ordering a third series of the gothic drama.

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Sky has officially confirmed that an order for new episodes of the drama – starring Billie Piper, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green – has been put in.

The British-American production follows characters based upon icons of 19th-century Irish and British fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) have been forming a deeper bond in series two as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) are waging battles of their own.

Fans will be delighted to hear that there’s no room for even more mystical drama to unfold.

“Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly international in scale and ambition but with a raft of British talent at its core, and filmed in the Republic of Ireland” , Zai Bennett, the channel’s Director, said. “I’m thrilled to have the series returning to the channel, and to once again be partnering with John Logan and continuing to work with our good friends at Showtime.”

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Penny Dreadful airs on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday nights at 10pm