'Penny Dreadful': Fans Lash Out At Showtime For Ending Series On Twitter

If you're a fan of Showtime's beautifully shot Penny Dreadful, you'll know for certain that the Gothic drama concluded its three year stretch on Sunday with an wonderful two-part finale in Perpetual Night and The Blessed Dark, respectively.

In the two-hour season 3 finale, Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) was shot dead by Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) to save the world from Dracula (Christian Camargo).

The episode ended with a title card. which read: "The End".

The show's creator, writer and executive producer, John Logan, and Showtime Networks's president and CEO, David Nevins, announced that the show would not return for a season four following the third season finale. "For me the character of Vanessa Ives is the heart of this series". "After three fulfilling seasons, John has told the story he set out to tell and brought the series to a close in an incredibly poetic way". "I'm going to miss Vanessa". In addition, at the core of her struggles lies her faith - even when confronted with both Lucifer and Dracula, Vanessa has shown an vast strength of faith in the God she once thought she lost.

"Penny Dreadful is about many things, but for me it's always been about one really simple thing, which is a woman's journey of faith - a deeply religious woman who loses her God and then finds him again". "I'm deeply invested in that character, that became the show for me".

In a behind-the-scenes video, star Eva Green talked about parting ways with her character. Eventually get into the series and love it?

Logan told IGN that he had always planned on ending "Penny Dreadful" after three seasons. Was it a fitting end for Vanessa?

 

 

  • Jo Lloyd