Based on that Penny Dreadful season 2 trailer that dropped last month, I’d guess there are some seriously dark times ahead for the characters and, sure enough, Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) looks like he’s having an absolute meltdown in this new poster. It’s a good thing Sembene (Danny Sapani) is still by his side because while he looks pretty concerned in his own character poster, he’s clearly taking whatever’s up in the sky far better than Sir Malcolm.
In addition to those two character posters, we also caught three new Penny Dreadful season 2 images on the Showtime website. One’s just a variation of that first image that was unveiled back in November with Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett), but another offers a behind-the-scenes look at John Logan working with Helen McCrory and the last one is a shot of the whole gang back together – Vanessa, Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), Sembene, Sir Malcolm and Ethan having a chat with Ferdinand Lyle (Simon Russell Beale).
You can check out the two Penny Dreadful posters and those three images below as well as a neat featurette that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the prep process for the new season. Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime on May 3rd at 10pm.
Here’s the official synopsis for Penny Dreadful season 2:
This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.