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Showtime Pushes Back Premiere of Penny Dreadful Season 2

You'll have to wait for more Vanessa action

Kaitlin Thomas

The premiere of Penny Dreadful's second season has been delayed a week, Showtime announced Friday.

Previously scheduled to debut alongside the new comedy Happyish, starring Steve Coogan, on April 26, the gothic horror series will now premiere Sunday, May 3 at 10/9c.

When the show does return, expect to see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) form a deeper bond as the group, which also includes Timothy Dalton's Sir Malcolm, Harry Treadaway's Dr. Frankenstein, and Danny Sapani's Sembene, unites to banish the evil that threatens to destroy them.

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Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.

Other familiar faces in Season 2 include Helen McCrory, who returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist threatening the group, and Simon Russell Beale as Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle.

Additional guest stars include the legendary Patti LuPone as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa's past; Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole's powerful daughter, Hecate; and JonnyBeauchamp as a man with a singular past.

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