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.

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10 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Patti Lupone was great in Life Goes On back in the day.

  2. Reality says:

    Hopefully Patti will have more to do than her absolutely waste-of-time role on AHS.

  3. Walter Freeman says:

    Okay, sure. Good for Patti. In other news, Eva Green can do no wrong.

  4. Anna says:

    Can’t wait!

  5. Cousin O'yaya says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! so excited Penny dreadful become my number one new show for this year, and these additions are great , I hope they don’t mean less focus on our core characters from last season ………..am still waiting for Dorian and Malcome to happen.Also Am so glad we get to see more Ferdinand Lyle.

  6. bheta says:

    I love this show. This show is kick ass. From a straight male point of view the chandler and dorian thing had a lot of passion.

  7. Linda says:

    I loved Pretty Dreadful the first few episodes until it began to focus more and more on the Vanessa character, that kind of turned me off. I still watched the remaining episodes but grew tired of Vanessa, Vanessa and more Vanessa.

  8. Cullen fan says:

    Ava green is one of the best actresses out there today. Vanessa is 1 sexy tough women, thank god! She’s a breath of fresh air
    Can’t wait for season 2, at last something different and exciting on tv….

  9. Joe says:

    Watched season one in 2 days. EXCELLENT