Vanessa Ives may have surrendered herself into the great beyond—taking Penny Dreadful with her too—but it seems that the show will still go on.
The Showtime series announced Monday, via Twitter, that it would return in the form of a comic, set six months after the show’s series finale.
— Penny Dreadful (@SHO_Penny) October 31, 2016
The series, which will be penned by co-executive producer Chris King and produced by Titan Comics, will focus on Josh Hartnett’s character, Ethan Chandler, as he once again takes up the fight against creatures of the night. Unfortunately for the Hound of God, he’ll still be nursing a broken heart, as he finds himself unable to move on from Vanessa’s passing.
“Like all fans of Penny Dreadful, I am so thrilled that we’re returning to the incredible world of the show,” said Titan Comics editor Lizzie Kaye in a statement. “There are a lot of stories left to tell, and there is no one better to tell them than Chris King. What he’s got planned will just take your breath away, and I can’t wait for fans to see it all brought to life by artist Jesús Hérvas.”
The critically-acclaimed show had previously surprised fans over the summer by announcing that the show’s third season finale would also serve as the series’ ender.
Titan Comics has also produced a Penny Dreadful comic series that served as a prequel to the events of the show.
Fans can expect the comic to be released in early 2017.