Patti LuPone Will Return to "Penny Dreadful" in New Role and As Series Regular

News   Patti LuPone Will Return to "Penny Dreadful" in New Role and As Series Regular
 
Olivier and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, recently seen in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Shows For Days, will return to the Showtime drama series "Penny Dreadful" this season as a series regular.

The Broadway favorite, who guest-starred last season as the Cut-Wife, will now be seen in the role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Also joining the cast is Shazad Latif, who will play the literary character of Dr. Henry Jekyll.

Eva Green and Patti LuPone on season two of "Penny Dreadful"
Eva Green and Patti LuPone on season two of "Penny Dreadful" Photo by Showtime

The third season of the series, which is currently filming in Dublin, will arrive on Showtime in 2016. Guest stars will include Christian Camargo as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; Wes Studi as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett), who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton); and Jessica Barden as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney).

The psychological thriller is created, written and executive-produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan and executive-produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street Productions.

The cast includes Hartnett, Dalton, Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Simon Russell Beale and Harry Treadaway.

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