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Penny Dreadful, Showtime's British-American horror series, is back for a third season with a disturbing new poster. Based on the penny dreadfuls — the cheap and short horror stories that were sold in 19th century Britain — the story reinvents iconic characters from Irish and British literature, from Dorian Gray to Frankenstein, setting them in a world where fiction meets reality.

The New Poster Is An Optical Illusion: What Do You See?

As if the plot itself wasn't chilling enough, the new poster for Season 3 makes it difficult to distinguish between an overwrought person apparently going crazy and a human skull. Can you see it?

Watch The Trailer For Season 3

In addition to the poster, this trailer for the new season promises lots of dark twists, with the same gorgeous visuals as the previous seasons.

'Penny Dreadful' Takes You Into Supernatural Victorian London

Penny Dreadful follows clairvoyant Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) and American sharpshooter Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) as they encounter various classical creatures in Victorian-era London. It was written by none other than John Logan, the scribe behind such movies as Gladiator, Skyfall and Spectre, and earned solid reviews for its macabre spirit and deft acting.

Season 3 premieres on May 1.

Have you had the chance to enjoy 'Penny Dreadful'?

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