In anticipation of the return of “Penny Dreadful” on May 1st, Showtime has conjured up a fan-driven art competition titled “The Art of the Dreadful Gallery Contest.” Starting today through Friday, May 13th, Dreadfuls of all skill levels are encouraged to summon their masterful “Penny Dreadful”-inspired creations, from the beautiful to the grotesque, to be exhibited in The Dreadful Gallery.
The Chosen Ones will be announced beginning Sunday, June 12th, with three Grand Prize winners receiving an authentic, one-of-a-kind prop from the set of “Penny Dreadful” along with a prize pack full of official merchandise to display in their own galleries. On Sunday, June 19th, one Grandeur Prize winner will be announced during the final two episodes of Season 3 – which will air back-to-back starting at 9p ET/PT. This “Master Dreadful” will receive $1,000 and be commissioned to transform his/her creation into an official poster, product, or for an upcoming “Penny Dreadful” comic book.
About “Penny Dreadful” Season 3:
This season on “PENNY DREADFUL,” Tony Award-winning star Patti LuPone (“American Horror Story”), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (“Hell on Wheels”) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif).
Other guest stars include Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Christian Camargo (“Dexter,” The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; Jessica Barden (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney); and Perdita Weeks (“The Tudors”) as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural.
Simon Russell Beale returns as Dr. Ferdinand Lyle. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.
Confronting new horrors in dangerous new lands, Ethan Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature, and the ravishing but deadly Lily must each face — and embrace — their own most truly monstrous selves. But for Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into unending darkness.