Whereas Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) looked pretty stressed out in his Penny Dreadful character poster, Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) look like they’re taking what’s to come in season 2 much better. However, the most striking artwork in this new batch of posters is the overhead shot of Vanessa walking through the snow with the tagline, “No rest for the wicked,” on it. Does that phrase pertain to Vanessa? Is she the one who created that trail of blood or is she just tracking the person or thing responsible for it?
We’ll have to wait until Penny Dreadful season 2 kicks off on Sunday, May 3rd at 10pm to get a better sense of whether or not Vanessa’s got her head on straight this season. You can check out the four new Penny Dreadful posters below. The show also stars Harry Treadaway, Danny Sapani, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale.
Here’s the official synopsis for Penny Dreadful season 2:
PENNY DREADFUL returns with ten episodes and will find Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming 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. Two-time Tony® Award winner 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 Jonny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.