Penny Dreadful commissioned for third season

Penny Dreadful full cast

BAFTA award winning drama series Penny Dreadful will be filming a third season on the streets of Dublin after being recommissioned by Sky Atlantic. 

Starring Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton, the programme will record another nine episode series, which will debut in 2016.

Penny Dreadful is a popular horror drama which re-imagines some of the most iconic characters in the gothic literary genre, including Dracula and Victor Frankenstein.

Zai Bennet, director of Sky Atlantic said: "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. 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."

The series is being produced by Neal Street Productions. Founded in 2003 by Skyfall director Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling, Neal Street established itself as being one of the UK's most respected independent production companies.

Super indie All3Media recently bought the company in a bid to create even more high-end drama television.

In 2014, Neal Street's earned itself 17.25 hours of commissions, including the BBC's Call the Midwife. 


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