After some vague teasers, Showtime used its TCA Winter tour presentation to reveal the full-length trailer for the second season of “Penny Dreadful,” a trailer featuring a hell of a money shot, what appears to be this universe’s version of the Phantom of the Opera, and a beautiful and carefully building sinister tone throughout.
During the presentation, Showtime President David Nevins said he would like to keep the show going “as long as possible”. A renewal order for the third season hasn’t begun, but creator John Logan has already reportedly begun breaking a story for it. The new season premieres on April 26th.
Showtime also announced that they have renewed their long-running drama series “Shameless” for a sixth season, and have picked up “Happyish” to series. That show originally starred Philip Seymour Hoffman who shot the pilot, since then a new pilot was shot with Steve Coogan taking over the part.