The minds behind Showtime’s Penny Dreadful adamantly insisted they’d made the choice to end the series after Season 3, even as viewers going in had no idea they were witnessing the end. Well, it turns out they weren’t! Penny Dreadful will return in 2017 after all, at least in the form of a comic continuation that aptly reflects the series’ namesake.
Here’s something you may not know about me: it takes a tremendous amount of willpower for me to not spend the first paragraph of every Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children gushing about Eva Green. Nearly every time I write about this movie, I promise myself I’m just going to share a few thoughts about the clips and teasers that have been released so far, and instead, I hijack my own post to sing the praises of one of my favorite actors. Look, I did it again! I am not a strong man.
Tim Burton has been a bit hit or miss in his later years (to say the least), but his latest film looks like it might possibly, hopefully be the closest thing to a return to form since Frankenweenie. A new featurette encourages that optimism by taking you inside the fantastical world of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children — come for Eva Green, stay for charmingly creepy little kids in burlap sacks.
Last night saw Showtime’s so-called “psychosexual horror drama” Penny Dreadful concluding its third season with a shocking demise, but much moreso than one of the central characters. It seems Showtime has officially decided to end Penny Dreadful at Season 3, to which creator John Logan addresses fans and explains the reasoning behind Penny Dreadful‘s end.
Ender’s Game sputtered out and he didn’t land the role of Marvel’s new Spider-Man, so Asa Butterfield’s latest stab at franchise immortality will come in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Based on a best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs, the premise is sort of a Tim Burton spin on X-Men, with a house of strange and quirkily gifted children who live apart from society that doesn’t understand their abilities. And, yes, if this movie is a hit, Riggs has already written two Miss Peregrine sequels, Hollow City and Library of Souls. In other words, there’s nothing peculiar about Hollywood’s interest in this material.
Like Fear The Walking Dead found out the hard way last night, Sunday TV real estate faces some stiff competition against Game of Thrones Season 6, even in the 10:00 P.M. slot, though Showtime’s Penny Dreadful may manage to scare back some live viewers for Season 3. How? Well, watch the full Season 3 premiere for yourself right now to find out!
Tim Burton’s already made his comic-book movie; 1989’s Batman, which practically invented modern superhero cinema. And his next movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is inspired by a novel by Ransom Riggs. But damn if the first trailer doesn’t make it look like Burton’s spin on the X-Men; where he takes the idea of this secret society of outsiders and makes them all vaguely creepy and Victorian and stuff.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children just sounds like a Tim Burton movie, doesn’t it? Well, it is.
The monsters are all coming back out to play this May, and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful looks as delightfully horrifying and bonkers as ever. See if you can decode anything about what’s happening, and say hello to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the first official Season 3 trailer, with bonus poster!
The pulp origins of a Penny Dreadful haven’t stopped Showtime’s psychosexual drama from going deeper and darker with each episode, and an additional nine in 2016 have the Eva Green series filling with even more dread. Check out the first photo from Season 3 in 2016, along with a full synopsis and new guest stars!