'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 News: Recent BAFTA Recognition Mean Big Things Ahead For Showtime Drama? [VIDEO]

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Showtime's Penny Dreadful now has two reasons to celebrate this spring.

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Not only does the Victorian supernatural drama return to television in May, the series recently picked up five nominations at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards.

According to Deadline on Wednesday, the program scored more nods than any other show.

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Penny Dreadful received nominations for Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hair Design, Original Music and Titles & Graphic Identity.

So could this be just the beginning for the Showtime series? Is it finally picking up traction as an award contender?

The show still wasn't recognized at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for writing or directing, though the series did pick up a Satellite Award nomination for Best Genre Series and a win for Best Supporting Actor Rory Kinnear, who plays the tormented Caliban.

While the show's first season spent a great deal of time establishing the characters and their relationships, the program's second installment will push forward to broaden the scope of their world. The series will explore areas outside of London and new, human villains will be introduced to pose some devastating challenges.

All the while Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) will be forced to face her unique connection with evil and decide which side she will ultimately stand on in the battle between good and evil.

Penny Dreadful will return on Showtime for a second season on Sunday, May 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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