'Penny Dreadful' Showtime Season 2 Releases Teaser Trailer Starring Josh Hartnett, Watch Here (VIDEO)

10:40 PM EST 12/26/2014 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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Showtime's hit show "Penny Dreadful" has released a new trailer for the upcoming Season 2. The teaser shows cast star Josh Hartnett with blood on his face. Eva Green and Reeve Carney also show up in the preview and hopes to get fans excited for the new episodes. You can check out the trailer above. 

The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century cheap British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws upon many public domain characters from 19th-century Irish and British fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing from Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

"Penny Dreadful" is a British-American horror TV series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes.

The show was originally pitched to several US and UK channels, and eventually landed with Showtime, with Sky Atlantic as co-producer. It premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on March 9 and began airing on television on April 28, 2014 on Showtime OnDemand. The show premiered on the Showtime channel on May 11, 2014. The first two episodes of the series were both available on demand before the respective episodes were broadcast over the air.

In June, Showtime renewed "Penny Dreadful" for a ten-episode second season to air in 2015. Does the new trailer get you excited for Season 2? No official release date has been set, so fans will have to stay tuned. 

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