Patti Lupone (American Horror Story) has been cast as a series regular on ‘Penny Dreadful’. She appeared briefly last season, and will be playing American therapist Dr. Seward in season three. She will be treating Vanessa (Eva Green) with a new unconvetional approach.
Dr. Henry Jekyll has also been added to the lineup of literarycharacters to be featured on the show. Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) is cast in the role of Jekyll.
Other guest stars appearing in the upcoming season include Christian Camargo (Dexter) as zoologist Dr. Alexander Sweet, Sam Barnett (2012) as Dr. Sewards mysterious secretary, Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) as Native American Kaetenay, and Jessica Barden (The Outcast) as young acolyte to Lily and Dorian Gray named Justine
‘Penny Dreadful’ comes from creator John Logan, who also writes and executive produces the show under his Desert Wolf Productions, along with Neal Street Productions’ Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris. The cast includes Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, along with Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Simon Russell Beale, and Harry Treadaway. Showtime and Sky co-produce the show.