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Sky, Showtime end Penny Dreadful

Scripted-logo-460_2penny-dreadfulPenny Dreadful, the British-American gothic drama, will not return for a fourth season.

Series creator John Logan confirmed the show, which is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US, was ending after three seasons, as did the show’s official Twitter feed.

The series reimagines classic literary characters such as Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray in a dark Victorian London. It debuted two years ago ad concluded on Sunday night.

Desert Wolf Productions and Sam Mendes’ All3Media-owned Neal Street Productions coproduced the show, with CBS Studios International attached as distributor.

“John Logan deftly created a truly beautiful, brilliantly-written, epic drama series that has drawn a passionate fanbase to our network,” said Showtime CEO David Nevins. “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.”