As Comic-Con ramps up, the Television Critics Association’s summer 2014 press tour is winding down, and a tidbit of news has come out about “Penny Dreadful” Season 2’s big bad along with full details on the show’s SDCC signings and contest to attend the post-panel party.
If you’re caught up and ready to hear more about Season 2, Showtime president David Nevins said during the network’s TCA presentation for hit horror drama “Penny Dreadful,” “It’s a really big cosmology, and it’s gonna get bigger next year.”
What type of villain can fans expect next? Nevins continued, “There’s a great antagonist next year played by Helen McCrory… Season 1’s antagonist was sort of an inhuman character. It’ll be good to have a more human antagonist.” McCrory (pictured above right) plays Madame Kali, the renowned spiritualist and medium who hosted the memorable titular “Seance” in Episode 1.02.
“Penny Dreadful,” the network’s most watched new show On Demand and on ShowtimeAnytime, is making its San Diego Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th. Headlining the opening night of SDCC 2014, “Penny Dreadful’s” panel session, moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler, will be presented from 6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20.
A special package of “Penny Dreadful”-inspired tarot cards will be given to all fans who attend the panel session. Additionally, four lucky members of the audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to an exclusive “Penny Dreadful” party that evening.
6:00-7:00 pm – Ballroom 20 – Showtime: “Penny Dreadful”
Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein) as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler, followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.”
In addition to the panel, Showtime is hosting autograph signings featuring cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway and creator, writer, and executive producer John Logan on Thursday, July 24th, and Friday, July 25th, at Entertainment Earth’s booth.
“Penny Dreadful” Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) Signing Schedule:
*All times subject to change â€“ check the booth for details
“Penny Dreadful” returns to Showtime in 2015. For more info visit “Penny Dreadful” on Showtime, “like” “Penny Dreadful” on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website.
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