Penny Dreadful Adds Patti Lupone, and More Season 2 Casting News

Penny Dreadful Season 2 Casting News

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful has scared up some casting news for Season 2 — including the addition of Tony-winning Broadway vet Patti Lupone.

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The cabler announced on Monday that Lupone will guest-star during the frightfest’s sophomore run as “a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s (Eva Green) past.” The actress’ previous TV credits include Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, Oz and Life Goes On.

Also new for Season 2 are Tony winner Douglas Hodge (playing Bartholomew Rusk, an intense Scotland Yard investigator), Vikings‘ Sarah Greene (as Evelyn Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate) and newcomer Jonny Beauchamp (in the role of a young man with a singular past).

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Additionally, Helen McCrory (who plays the aforementioned Evelyn Poole) and Simon Russell Beale (Ferdinand Lyle) have been promoted to series regulars for the coming season.

Production on the 10-episode Season 2 begins in September in Dublin, with an eye on a 2015 premiere.