Penny Dreadful Season 2: Showtime Show Renewed After its Season 1 Finale?

 The Penny Dreadful Season 1 finale is Sunday, and the show was renewed for a second season, according to reports.

According to, the show got renewed earlier this month by Showtime.

“Four episodes into Penny Dreadful’s freshman run, Showtime has picked up a second season of the psychological thriller from James Bond writer John Logan, which weaves together classic horror origin stories,” said Deadline in a report.

It says: “Logan will once again pen each episode. Penny Dreadful got off to an OK ratings start on May 11, drawing 872,000 in its debut airing and 1.44 million in its premiere night — that was below the Dexter finale-boosted debut of Ray Donovan but slightly higher than the premieres of Homeland and Masters Of Sex. But Penny Dreadful’s strength has been time-shifted viewing.”

And TV Line reported the show’s second season will have 10 episodes, up from eight in the first season.

“Picking up Penny Dreadful was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made,” Showtime president David Nevins told the website in a statement. “[Series creator] 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.”

The show stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green.

It airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.