Following the first trailer that debuted last month, Showtime has released two character posters for Season 2 of Penny Dreadful, debuting Sunday, May 3 at 10 PM ET. The posters feature Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Sembene (Danny Sapani), both of whom appear to be in very different states of emotional distress. Penny Dreadful completely reinvents literature's most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul -- even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
Penny Dreadful returns with ten episodes and will find Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.
Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa's past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole's powerful daughter, Hecate; and Jonny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past. Which characters do you think will get new posters next? Take a look at Sir Malcolm and Sembene's posters below, and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the Season 2 premiere of Penny Dreadful.