PENNY DREAD­FUL IS AXED

Bray People - - NEWS - BY MARY FOG­A­RTY

PENNY Dread­ful sea­son 4 will not pro­ceed, the show’s mak­ers Show­time have an­nounced, leav­ing a va­cancy in the Ard­more Stu­dios sched­ule.

The pro­gramme star­ring Eva Green and Josh Hart­nett has been based partly in Bray for lo­ca­tion and pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties over the course of the past three years.

While it has been one of the stu­dio’s bank­able as­sets over its run, Ard­more sur­vived the end of The Tu­dors some years ago, when King Henry dis­patched the last of his wives.

Green and Hart­nett starred as star-crossed lovers Vanessa Ives and Ethan Chan­dler, with other no­table cast mem­bers in­clud­ing Ti­mothy Dal­ton, Bil­lie Piper, Rory Kin­n­ear and Sarah Greene. The drama be­came much loved for its in­ter­est­ing mix of char­ac­ters, drawn from 19th cen­tury fic­tion, and ex­pertly re­con­structed Victorian Lon­don set­ting.

Star Eva Green said in a be­hind-the-scenes clip that she will miss her char­ac­ter. She said that it will be dif­fi­cult for her to leave Vanessa be­hind. Green said that her char­ac­ter, who had strug­gled be­tween light and dark­ness, de­served to go to the light. For a char­ac­ter to go to the light after strug­gling with evil serves as a very strong end­ing for her char­ac­ter.

Show cre­ator John Lo­gan re­port­edly made a de­ci­sion some time ago about where the story would be left.

‘We knew where it was go­ing and how we wanted to end it. It seemed to be the only place it could end,’ said Lo­gan in a video re­leased by Show­time.

Eva Greene in Penny Dread­ful.

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