Penny Dreadful Season 3 has stepped it up a notch in the stunt stakes — with a storyline packed full of awesome fight scenes and action sequences.
Now the makers have released a video showing how some of the stunts are filmed, and explaining the reasons why they have added more physical scenes to the script.
Stars featured in some of the biggest stunt scenes include Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray) and Billy Piper (Brona Croft/Lily Frankenstein).
There’s also a special mention for Perdita Weeks, who has entered the storyline this season as Catriona Hartdegen — an “expert on death, fencing and wearing trousers” — and, according to the crew, is a natural.
Stunt coordinator Pete Miles said: “She just came in and hit the ground running. She’s impressed all of us.”
Perdita said: “I’ve been practising for quite a long time because I knew that my character was going to be physical, and I really enjoyed learning the fighting. The more they saw that I enjoyed it, the more they threw at me which was great.”
Penny Dreadful airs Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime.