Season 3 of Showtime's British-American horror drama series Penny Dreadful was picked up on June 6, 2015.[1]

Synopsis Edit

Ethan Chandler, Victor Frankenstein, and the gang must each face – and embrace – their own most truly monstrous selves. But for the beautiful and tortured Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could plunge the world into unending darkness.

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Episodes Edit

Episode Production Original Airdate Ratings
1. The Day Tennyson Died Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Damon Thomas
May 1, 2016 0.540
Ethan, now a prisoner under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard Inspector Rusk, is on a train speeding through the desert of the American West. Meanwhile, halfway around the world in Zanzibar, Sir Malcolm is confronted by a mysterious Native American man. Back in London, Dr. Frankenstein seeks out his old friend Dr. Jekyll. With all of her friends now scattered around the world facing their own demons, a shattered and despondent Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward to battle a new evil.
2. Predators Far and Near Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Damon Thomas
May 8, 2016 0.554
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Lily and Dorian rescue a young woman. Sir Malcolm continues on his journey with the enigmatic Kaetenay. Meanwhile, Ethan gets some unexpected help from Hecate, Drs. Frankenstein and Jekyll hatch a plan and unbeknownst to her, evil forces track Vanessa's every move.
3. Good and Evil Braided Be Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Damon Thomas
May 15, 2016 0.599
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Ethan reluctantly joins forces with Hecate as they race across the desert, with Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay hot on his trail. The Creature returns to London desperately trying to put his former life back together. After Drs. Jekyll and Frankenstein's plan fails, they come up with a new strategy. Meanwhile, Lily and Dorian's young acolyte, Justine, demonstrates useful skills. And Vanessa is confronted by a familiar, who reveals a clue to her past.
4. A Blade of Grass Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Toa Fraser
May 22, 2016 0.482
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After receiving a clue about a past experience, Vanessa convinces Dr. Seward to use a new form of therapy, hypnosis, to take her back in time.
5. This World Is Our Hell Written by: Andrew Hindraker
Directed by: Paco Cabezas
May 29, 2016 TBD
Hecate and Ethan struggle to survive the harsh wasteland of the New Mexico desert. Kaetenay reveals to Sir Malcolm the truth behind his connection to Ethan. Back in London, Frankenstein's addition to Jekyll's formula is a success.
6. No Beast So Fierce Written by: TBA
Directed by: TBA
June 5, 2016 TBD
Vanessa turns to old friend Ferdinand Lyle for help, who introduces her to Catriona Hartdegen, a new ally. Lily, Dorian and Justine put their plan in motion. Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at Jarod Talbot's ranch.
7. Ebb Tide Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Paco Cabezas
June 12, 2016 TBD
Kaetenay has a vision of impending doom. Frankenstein and Jekyll get help from an unlikely foe. The Creature finally gains courage. And with the help of Catriona, Vanessa learns an awful truth.
8. Perpetual Night Written by: Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Directed by: Damon Thomas
June 19, 2016 TBD
Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay return to London. Dr. Seward discovers Renfield's secret. Meanwhile, Ethan heads out in search of Dr. Frankenstein. And Lily reveals a heartbreaking story from Brona Croft's past.
9. The Blessed Dark Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Paco Cabezas
June 19, 2016 TBD
Ethan learns the shocking truth about Kaetenay. Dr. Seward uses hypnosis on Renfield. Meanwhile, The Creature must make a moral decision as Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Kaetenay, Dr. Seward and Catriona battle to save Vanessa.

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  1. ‘Penny Dreadful’ Renewed For Season 3 By Showtime - Deadline
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