Ethan Chandler is going to learn more about his past this season on Penny Dreadful.
At the Television Critics Association Press Tour this week, the cast and crew sat down with IGN to talk a little about the upcoming episodes.
"Ethan in this season learns exactly what he is," teased creator John Logan on Tuesday of Ethan Chandler, played by Josh Hartnett. Ethan has been one of the show's most secretive characters, inexplicably exorcising a demon which possessed Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and transforming into a werewolf which has murdered innocent people across London.
"I would think there's more tension this season because last season our heroes were hunters," added Logan. "This season, they are hunted."
The Victorian supernatural drama will also be facing a very human villain. Madame Kali (Helen McCrory) from the program's first season will be returning as Evelyn Poole, who will become problematic for a number of reasons.
"This season we embrace witchcraft," explained Logan. "So I created the character that Helen McCrory plays, Evelyn Poole. We introduced her last season and this season she becomes the antagonist for not only Vanessa but all the characters."
It seems Logan is prepared to take the show to new places when it returns this year. "Hidden things are revealed," he noted ominously, and it looks like each and every character will be touched by the consequences of these secrets.
Penny Dreadful returns on Showtime for a second season on April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.