Penny Dreadful Officially Cancelled

The third season of Showtime’s gothic drama “Penny Dreadful” came to a close last night with the text credit ‘The End’ following in the wake of a major character event. As there was no indication going into the season by any of the producers or the network that this would be the final season, many were left wondering – is that really the end? Turns out, yes it is.

Showrunner John Logan tells Deadline in no uncertain terms: “I can absolutely confirm it is really over, the end – that’s all she wrote… I think this is the right ending so for me to revisit that world again would seem inorganic, I think.”

Showtime’s David Nevins also confirmed it was over, but teased that: “I’m always happy to speculate, there is no this is done. I’m always happy to speculate to I feel like it is a rich world that I think will live on for a very long time… I think it will continue to be re-watched and also discovered for the first time over the course of the next ten years.”

The series, which starred the likes of Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton, closes out with 27 episodes produced.