LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Showtime has released a dark, mysterious first teaser trailer for the second season of "Penny Dreadful" that shows Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray) reminiscing on Vanessa Ives' (Eva Green) photo as she collapses to the ground, battling inner conflict.

With quick scenes of the cast, a bloody symbol and a hand reaching from a bathtub, she explains, "The time came when I learned the curse was also something of a blessing. I'd learned to make use of the gifts I had been given. Will you do the same?"

Earlier this year, creator John Logan revealed at a Comic-Con Q&A panel that the "Penny Dreadful" villain for season two will be a familiar face.

The ten-episode season returns in 2015.