First Photo From Penny Dreadful Season 3

There was a time when Eva Green’s Vanessa Ives came to believe that her abilities weren’t a curse. They were a blessing and a tool that she could use against the monsters of the world. Something dark and wicked wanted Vanessa to be the mother of evil, and she fought against that destiny as much as she possibly could.

The third season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is coming next year, but the first photo from the new season finds Vanessa in a very vulnerable position. Perhaps last season’s climactic showdown with the witches and the demon have finally broken Vanessa. And if Vanessa gives into darkness and despair, what does that mean for the rest of the world?

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As you can see, Vanessa appears to be institutionalized in the photo above. The woman holding Vanessa in that image is Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone), a psychiatrist who is supposed to be helping Vanessa face “the evil forces she cannot seem to escape.” Whether Dr. Seward can truly help Vanessa or if she can be trusted at all remains to be seen.

Christian Camargo is also joining the cast of Penny Dreadful Season 3 as a zoologist named Dr. Alexander Sweet, who will strike up a friendship with Vanessa. Former Hell On Wheels star Wes Studi has a major role as a Native American called Kaetenay, who becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and he shares a connect to Ethan (Josh Hartnett). Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and Lily (Billie Piper) have a new follower named Justine (Jessica Barden).

Penny Dreadful Season 3 will be nine episodes long. Showtime has not yet set a premiere date for the third season, but since the last two seasons began in May, a May 2016 premiere seems likely.

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