ScreenSpy - big news from the small screen
Don't Miss

PENNY DREADFUL Gears Up For Third Season

By on September 1, 2015

Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful. Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME

Penny Dreadful has already started production on season 3 in Dublin, Ireland (watch for our set report over the coming weeks). Today Showtime announced several new guest stars, a new literary character and one surprising new series regular.

Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach.

Also, this season will add Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll to the lineup of literary characters featured in the show, to be played by Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks).

Season 3, comprising of 9 new episodes will premiere on Showtime in 2016, on demand and over the internet.

The new season will feature several new guest stars, including Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Christian Camargo (Dexter, The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels, A Million Ways to Die in the West) 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 (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney).

Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Simon Russell Beale, and Harry Treadaway also star.

Hottest Stories from Around the Web