While Penny Dreadful feels like the experience The League of Extraordinary Gentleme should have been, it’s still not… just… right, but i’m damned if i can work out why. That’s not to say I’m not enjoying it, I am, I just find it lacking somehow.
But, with it only halfway through its eight episode first season, Showtime has already renewed it for a second ten episode season set to air in 2015. So there’s plenty of room for development.
Starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton, Penny Dreadful tells the story of a group of literary, Victorian & Gothic creations (Dorian Gray, Frankenstein etc) coming together to fight against a common threat.
It’s unknown if Skyfall writer John Logan – who penned all of Season One – will do the same next year.
Source: Dark Horizons