The British-American horror drama Penny Dreadful premiered on television on April 28, 2014.
Since then John Logan, the creator of the series has given its audiences a spine-chilling experience with three seasons. Now, fans wait for Penny Dreadful Season 4.
- Will Penny Dreadful Season 4 ever happen
- What happened in Penny Dreadful Season 3 finale
- The story so far
Will Penny Dreadful Season 4 happen?
The demand of the series is so high that a spin-off to Penny Dreadful was added to the cart in November 2018. The Penny Dreadful: City of Angels premiers on April 26, 2020, on Showtime.
From season 1 to 3, Penny Dreadful has spanned out eerie but fascinating creatures like the Frankenstein Monster, Dorian Grey and the Dracula. And, even though, the narrative had plenty of unresolved subplots such as Ethan’s werewolf backstory and the fate of Dracula, Penny Dreadful Season 4 will not happen.
Why was Penny Dreadful Cancelled after Season 3
Penny Dreadful fans were left in a dismissal after John Logan announced that Season 4 will not take place. In fact, it was the creator’s call to cancel the show after its third season.
It was during the filming of Penny Dreadful Season 2 that Logan realized that the story would naturally end in Season 3. Thereby, there was no point in stretching the story on to Season 4. He believed that would just disturb the storyline and snatch the seriousness with which the series surrounds itself with.
The show enjoys a cult audience that claims Penny Dreadful synonym to horror. Even though the makers noticed the uproar, they confessed that spanning out Season 4 will take the fun away and spoil the classic television horror series that it was.
Owing to these reasons, the makers have abstained themselves from giving in to the fan’s pressure for Penny Dreadful Season 4.
About the show
Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful stars Josh Harnett and Eva Green of Casino Royale. The show also includes former James Bond star Timothy Dalton and Billie Piper.
Penny Dreadful is well received among its audiences for its great cast and gothic ambience. The show is typically well appreciated for giving the horror genre its due respect and justice.
The finale of Season 3 showed Vanessa (played by actress Eva Green) dying at the hands of Chandler in a noble sacrifice. Meanwhile, John Logan feels that the show could not have had a more satisfying conclusion other than this.
But given the supernatural antics exhibited on the show, Vanessa could have always been brought back to life in Penny Dreadful Season 4. Not possible now as John Logan seems hell-bent on giving Vanessa her peace.
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