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Penny Dreadful embraces its dark side in season 3 trailer

“All the broken and shunned creatures” of Penny Dreadful are back.

The latest trailer for the gothic horror’s third season is the most seductive yet. Set to Masquer’s cover of “You Don’t Own Me,” the promo finds Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) locked in a padded room, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) coming to terms with his werewolf side, Lily (Billie Piper) dancing on a table, and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) surveying the desert. Where have his travels taken him this time? And who is in bed with the Creature (Rory Kinnear)?

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Penny Dreadful season 3 teaser is not frightened

Vanessa Ives is ready — but are we?

The first teaser for season 3 of Penny Dreadful is here, and it’s every bit as dark and twisted as you’d expect. Zombie-like figures break through windows. Vanessa (Eva Green) prays. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) cries. Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian (Reeve Carney) are perpetually on the verge of murdering someone without messing up their hair. And has Ethan (Josh Hartnett) finally embraced his werewolf side? He looks as comfortable with the blood dripping from his lips as he does in his dramatic reunion with Vanessa.

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Best of 2015 (Behind the Scenes): How Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan crafted Lily's big speech

The standout moment of Penny Dreadful’s second season was a scene-stealing (or world-stealing) turn no one expected — and that was the point. In a nearly nine-minute demolition of the facade she’d spent all season building, Lily (Billie Piper) revealed that she remembered everything: her life as Brona, her death and reanimation courtesy of Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and the mistreatment she’d suffered at men’s hands in both this life and the last.

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