LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) — The third season of “Penny Dreadful” — which wrapped Sunday night — will be the last for the London-set, literary-horror drama.
Series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan and David Nevins, president and chief executive officer of Showtime Networks Inc., made the announcement Monday.
“I created ‘Penny Dreadful’ to tell the story of a woman grappling with her faith, and with the demons inside her. For me, the character of Vanessa Ives is the heart of this series,” Logan said in a statement.
“From the beginning, I imagined her story would unfold over a three-season arc, ending with Vanessa finally — and triumphantly — finding peace as she returns to her faith. To have had fans that have embraced us so passionately has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my career.”
Nevins added his own sentiments.
“This has been a very personal project for me and I will be forever grateful to have worked with the incredible cast led by Eva, Josh and Tim, our amazing Irish crew, and with our wonderful partners at Showtime and Sky. John Logan deftly created a truly beautiful, brilliantly-written, epic drama series that has drawn a passionate fan base to our network,” he said.
“After three fulfilling seasons, John has told the story he set out to tell and brought the series to a close in an incredibly poetic way. It has been an honor to work with him and this amazingly talented cast, and we’re thrilled that we can continue to work with John as he transitions to write and produce his next project for us, Just Kids, alongside Patti Smith. Together with our partners at Sky, we celebrate John’s vision and the thrilling finale of ‘Penny Dreadful.'”