Showtime has renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season, giving the John Logan-created series a nine-episode order to air in 2016. It again will shoot in Dublin. The news comes ahead of the series’ Season 2 finale July 5.
The Victorian Gothic series got off to a slow start when it premiered Season 2 on May 3, drawing 575,000 total viewers to its 10 PM showing. That was the lowest viewership number yet for the series, down 34% from its Season 1 debut and 32% from the 856,000 who watched the Season 1 finale last June 29.
Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton star in the series, a co-production with Sky Atlantic. Logan is writer and executive producer via his Desert Wolf Productions with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ Neal Street Productions.