First “Penny Dreadful” S2 Photo

Showtime has just sent out the first photo from the second season of its acclaimed Gothic horror series “Penny Dreadful” which is currently shooting in Dublin ahead of a second quarter 2015 premiere.

The premium cable network has also released some more details regarding what to expect in the next season which will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) form a deeper bond as they, Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani) unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.

At the same time, the tormented likes of Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are dealing with personal battles of their own.

Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali) who will have a much bigger presence next year as more of an antagonist. Simon Russell Beale will also be back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle.

Joining them are Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter Hecate, Johnny Beauchamp as a “man with a singular past,” Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator, and Patti LuPone as a character of great importance in Vanessa’s past.