Patti LuPone Joins the ‘Penny Dreadful’ Cast

Patti LuPone Joins the Penny Dreadful Cast

Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will be tackling a guest starring role in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful‘s second season. Douglas Hodge, Sarah Greene, and Jonny Beauchamp have also joined the cast and will be seen in guest starring roles when the series returns in 2015 with 10 new episodes.

According to Showtime, LuPone will be playing ” a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s (Eva Green) past.” Hodge is on board as Scotland Yard investigator Bartholomew Rusk who’s trying to find the person responsible for a series of murders. Greene is playing Hecate, daughter of Evelyn Poole (played by Helen McCrory who was just upped to series regular). And Beauchamp is a “young man with a singular past.”

Simon Russell Beale who played Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle in season one has also been upped to a series regular.

Filming will take place this month in Dublin.

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