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Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for 10-Episode Second Season

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Showtime officially announced this morning that they have renewed “Penny Dreadful” for a second season. The second season will air sometime in 2015.

You can read the full press release on the announcement below.

SHOWTIME has picked up a second season of its critically acclaimed drama series PENNY DREADFUL, it was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. The network has given an expanded order of ten episodes to the series. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, PENNY DREADFUL has been embraced by the network’s subscribers, drawing 4.8 million weekly viewers across platforms since its launch.  The series, which debuted to rave reviews, has claimed the spot as the network’s No. 1 watched new show ever on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® with over 3.6 million viewers on those platforms through the third week of the season. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, PENNY DREADFUL will go into production, and will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 launch.

“Picking up PENNY DREADFUL was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made,” said Nevins.  “The series has had worldwide impact, drawing big, passionate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and more than any other show on our network has hit the bullseye with viewers who want to watch television in all the new ways that are available.  John Logan has deftly created an epic series that has drawn raves from a wide-range of audiences from quality drama lovers to critics, to hardcore genre fans. We look forward to working once again with our partners at Sky Atlantic and are extremely excited for what’s in store for season two.”

PENNY DREADFUL’s series premiere was sampled early across online, On Demand and authenticated platforms, and the debut episode now ranks as the biggest sneak preview ever and the largest online streaming sampling ever for SHOWTIME, surpassing Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex’s premieres by half a million viewers through the premiere week.

PENNY DREADFUL is not only a hit in the United States, but has also attracted an early global audience, debuting as the second-highest-rated launch for an original commission ever for Sky Atlantic, and also ranked as the second biggest program of the week in pay TV homes for the premiere episode in the U.K. Additionally, the John Logan created world of PENNY DREADFUL has inspired unprecedented interest with a wide range of licensees.  Special edition classic horror books boxed sets, cast action figures, and tarot cards, are among the early items hitting the marketplace.

The fifth episode of the series airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT is not to be missed – viewers will learn the shocking truth behind the bond that connects Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Vanessa (Eva Green) and Mina (Olivia Llewellyn). Leading up to this Sunday’s episode, SHOWTIME will air two Penny Dreadful marathons on Saturday, June 7th, before and after the 10 p.m. television premiere of The Last Exorcism Part II. Episodes 101 through 104 of Penny Dreadful will air from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then again from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Viewers hoping to catch up on what they’ve missed so far can also watch the first four episodes on  SHOWTIME ON DEMAND and SHOWTIME ANYTIME. For a sneak peek at Sunday night’s episode, go to: s.sho.com/1mSeJ9D.

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). PENNY DREADFUL is executive produced by John Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.  A co-production with Sky Atlantic, episodes debut in the U.K. two weeks after their U.S. debut. For more information and video clips, please visit www.penny-dreadful.com.

Watch the Full Trailer for Penny Dreadful

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Showtime has officially released a full trailer for their upcoming television series, “Penny Dreadful.” The series will feature some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula. The famous characters have become embroiled in Victorian London.

The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator,Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.

“Penny Dreadful,” starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway, will premiere on May 11.

You can watch the trailer below:

Penny Dreadful Releases Creepy New Teaser

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Showtime has officially released a new teaser for their upcoming series, “Penny Dreadful.” The horror series is set to air in the spring and will feature some of the most famous literary horror characters.

In “Penny Dreadful,” some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.

You can watch the creepy teaser trailer below:

Showtime Reveals a Second Production Video for Penny Dreadful

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Showtime recently posted another second production video for their upcoming television series, “Penny Dreadful.” The video features series creator, writer and executive producer, three-time Oscar nominee John Logan as he walks viewers through the literary works that inspired the upcoming Showtime drama.

“Penny Dreadful” brings to life some of the most iconic and famously terrifying literary creatures. The show features Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Dracula, and more as they have become embroiled in Victorian London.

The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.

You can watch the production video below!

Dexter Series Finale is Highest-Rated Showtime Episode Ever

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Despite the final season receiving less than favorable reviews, the final episode of Showtime’s “Dexter” was the show’s highest-rated telecast ever and the biggest audience ever for an original episode in Showtime history, beating out the show’s season seven finale and season eight premiere. Continue reading

Full Episode of Dexter Season 8 Premiere Available Online

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Do you want to watch the season 8 premiere of the final season of “Dexter?” Are you like me and don’t have Showtime which continually makes you sad? Get excited, or happy, or whatever it is you feel now knowing that you can watch the premiere episode online for free. Showtime has officially put the full episode up on YouTube for fans to watch. Continue reading

Official Season 8 Trailer For Dexter Released

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The 8th and final season of Showtime’s hit series, “Dexter” is just around the corner and the first official trailer has been released. The story begins six months after LaGuerta’s murder – and Dexter is still managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. As Deb struggles to deal with the consequences of her actions, a mysterious woman comes to work with Miami Metro, offering first-hand information on Dexter’s past. Continue reading

Showtime Releases Dexter’s Final Season Teaser

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It was revealed last year at the start of “Dexter” season 7 that there would only be one more season left and that season 7 and 8 would be a major defining and ending story arc. Today, Showtime has officially announced that season 8 would indeed be the last and have released a teaser trailer for the finale season. Continue reading

7 Things To Look Forward To In Dexter Season 7

Season 7 of the massively popular Showtime series, “Dexter” will be returning on September 30th and fans are getting more excited by the day. We are less then a month away from the season opener which picks up right after the incredible season 6 cliffhanger. In case you haven’t been following the steady release of information, here are a couple of things you can expect to look forward to in the next season.

:::Spoilers Ahead Of Course:::

Deb’s cursing

Okay, this is a given. Debra curses. A lot. However, given her circumstances at the end of season 6, I think it is safe to say we will hear a lot more. Showtime revealed the first two minutes of the first episode of season 7 and I think a minute of that  is dedicated to Debra freaking the fuck out. (and rightfully so, really.) Debra has always been foul-mouthed and crass, and hey, that is what he loved about her, but this season will delve into some of the most fucked up scenarios she probably never imagined.

Season 7 picks up right where we left off in 6 with Debra walking in on Dex in his kill room, plunging the knife into Travis. You can watch the first two minutes of the episode below from the Comic-Con sneak preview.

Dexter Will Go Into Self Preservation Mode

In the past, we have seen Dexter challenged by several different people, all threatening to expose him as a monster. Doakes, Lundy, Miguel Prado, and Quinn all become incredibly close to figuring out who and what he is, yet, he is always able to thwart them using his quick thinking and law enforcement training. We know that when he backed into a corner he begins thinking and considering things he probably wouldn’t have normally, such as killing in order to keep someone quiet, or tampering with evidence to keep himself uninvolved.

Based on one of the trailers released for the new season, it seems Dexter will lie and manipulate Deb from the beginning to keep her from spreading his secret. He always said Deb was the one person he thought he might actually have human feelings for, however, in order to save himself he will have to exploit their relationship, take advantage of her and her feelings for him, to keep himself safe.

It will be interesting to see just how far he will go when forced into a corner by Debra with the overwhelming evidence.

LaGuerta Will Figure Things Out

A recent television spot for the upcoming season shows LaGuerta finding a blood slide of Dexter’s at a crime scene. She immediately recognizes it based from when Doakes was blamed for Dexter’s deeds. It appears she will be a major force alongside Debra in revealing the true Dexter to the world.

My question is this: Will she go way of the original novels? If you haven’t read them, LaGuerta is actually killed in the very first book, and would have been killed in the first season had the show stayed completely faithful (thank god it didn’t, though that is an article for another time). It seems extremely plausible that this season will see the end of LaGuerta. She is starting to find things out, she is putting pieces together from years of experience, and Dexter can’t have that can he?

Changing Relationships

This one is obvious. For 6 years now, we have seen a pretty standard relationship between Deb and Dexter. (I mean standard for them, at least.) He, always closed off and disappearing, her having failed relationships, always leaning on the brother she admired. Then season 6 happened. Deb realizes she loooooveees Dex, loves him in the ooey gooey fashion not the “you’re cool, I guess” fashion.

Up until recently, fans and the internet, were unsure of how Debra was going to handle the revelation of the finale. Would he play it off as a one time thing? Explain that he was vigilante? Would he try to kill her? Would he turn himself in? However, it seems she is not going to turn him in… yet. But it is safe to say their relationship will never be the same. They will never be together, they will never be brother/sister friends again.

Nothing will be the same for either one of them, ever again.

I think watching their relationship change will be one of the most compelling parts of the final two seasons.

Blood, lots of blood

It is Dexter, c’mon. You know there will be lots of blood.

A Season Finale Climax/Cliffhanger

It was officially announced that the show would conclude next season. The producers of the show have stated that both season 7 and 8 will serve basically as one huge conclusion. Everything will be leading up to the end.

I am imagining that the end of season 7 is going to harbor some MASSIVE cliffhanger leaving fans saying “What?!” as if we are all The Doctor finding a woman wearing a wedding dress unexpectedly in our  TARDIS. It would only make sense that the season will not end on a happy note or even a seasonally conclusive note.

Tons of Guest Stars!

Ray Stevenson as Issac – Stevenson will play Isaac, the leader of a Russian organized crime syndicate in the seventh season of Dexter.

Calista Flockhart as an Agent – Calista Flockhart will play the role of an Agent from another bureau, she will guest star only in the first episode of 7th season.

Jason Gedrick as Miami Gentleman’s Club Manager – He will be appearing in multiple-episode arc as a manager of a club where is a high profile murder and there is noinformation on how his character will be affecting the dynamics of the show.

Katia Winter as a Russian Stripper in a Miami Club – Katia Winter will be playing a recurring role of a Russian Stripper in a Miami Club. She may be working in the same club where Jason Gedrick in the manager.

Matt Gerald as a Blue-Collar Worker with a Violent Past – Matt Gerald will be playing a recurring role as a tough blue-collar worker with a bit of a violent past.

Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah Mckay – Yvonne Strahovski will play the role of a strong, independent woman with a past that she’s struggled to put behind her. She will be appearing in multi-episode story arc.

Savannah Paige Rae as young Debra Morgan – Savannah Paige Rae will play the role of young Debra Morgan in the first episode.

Lauren Mayhew in Episode 7.03 – Not sure about her role but She will be guest starring with Matt Gerald in Episode 3 of season 7 titled “Buck the System”.

Nicolas Vigneau as young Dexter Morgan – Nicolas Vigneau will play the role of young Dexter Morgan in season 7 premiere.

Katherine Middleton as Doris Morgan – She will be guest starring the episode 7.01 as Harry Morgan’s wife.

Santiago Cabrera as Jason Price – Santiago Cabrera will be appearing in a recurring role as Jason Price an investigative journalist, writer who might outfox Dexter.

Laura Soares as Dancer/Bartender – Brazilian Actress Laura Soares will be seen as a dancer/bartender of a strip club in the first 3 episodes of season 7.

Mike Foy as Joseph Jensen – Mike Foy will be guest staring in Dexter episode 7.10, no other details about his character is revealed till now.

 

New Dexter 2 Minute Teaser Trailer

 

A brand new full trailer for Showtime’s “Dexter” season 7 has been released and jeepers, does it look intense. The new episodes kick off on September 30th and it looks like this will be a doozy.

The tagline for the new season states, “Many have met the Dark Passenger… Few have survived. Once you’ve seen him, there’s no escape.”

This new season is picking up immediately after the shocking finale of season 6. In case you some how forgot the monumentous finale, it ends with Deb walking in right as Dexter is making his latest kill out of Travis. There was much speculation regarding what Deb’s reaction would be (aside from general knowledge that she was sure to have an expletive filled response.) Fans had wondered whether she would take him in, or help him cover it up especially with the knowledge that she is in love with him.

Well, some of these questions have been answered by this new trailer. It appears from the trailer that Deb will be helping Dexter at first until his true dark passanger is revealed at least for now. Also his blood slide is found linking him to the past murders that were previously linked to Doakes.

So what the hell will happen to Dexter? He cryptically answers “The only thing worse than not knowing what she will do, is not knowing what I will do.”

Newcomers this season include Ray Stevenson, Yvonne Strahovski and Calista Flockhart. And it is going to be a fun ride.

You can watch the new trailer below: