Dreadful indeed was the end of "Penny Dreadful" Season 3. No one, not even the actors, were ready to end the show. But things have a habit of coming back to life in this show including the show itself. Executive Producer Chris King probably plans to write the rest of "Penny Dreadful" Season 4 including the true ending in comic book form.
According to GameNGuide.com, the comic book would feature the work of Jesus Hervas. The new "Penny Dreadful" comic book may have Chris King attempt to answer some of the biggest questions that fans could have due to a sudden halt in the series. Entertainment Weekly had seven of these questions involving Lily's possible dark future as an immortal and as to who can stop Dracula jotted down for something like this!
Season 3 ended with Vanessa Ives, the master of Tarots and now savior of the world, aving sacrificed herself to save the world. Ethan's character may continue be disgruntled by his reluctant contribution to Vanessa's death. According to a Titan Comic story detail published by Den of Geek, Ethan Chandler finds himself "unable to move on" desperately as he searches "for meaning in a world without Vanessa."
The sad ending for Ethan probably held hope for many fans that premium cable channel Showtime would green-light Season 4 for the series. The channel did want a fourth season; it was the decision of writer John Logan to end the series after Vanessa's death.
Showtime CEO David Nevins said he tried to convince John Logan to stick with "Penny Dreadful" and "going beyond." He said "... as we were going into that final season, it became clear that the combination of that character and John as a writer were the heart of the show." He said it was never a good idea to continue forward if it would compromise Logan's creativity.
"Penny Dreadful" comic editor Lizzie Kaye said fans would love the comics because of the other stories that need to be read. She said "there are a lot of stories to tell" that only Executive Producer Chris King himself could tell.