Patti LuPone has been cast in Showtime's supernatural drama, Penny Dreadful. She will guest star as a mysterious character who is important to Vanessa (Eva Green). Several other actors have been added as guest stars in the coming season, including:
– Douglas Hodge will play Bartholomew Rusk, as an intense Scotland Yard investigator looking to figure out who is responsible for the terrible London murders.
– Sarah Greene will play Hecate, the powerful daughter of Evelyn Poole.
– Johnny Beauchamp will play a mysterious character described as a "young man with a singular past."
Helen McCurry and Simon Russell, both recurring players, have been upped to series regulars.
LuPone joins for the second season, which has been granted 10 episodes, an increase from the first season. Production begins this month, and the series will return to the air in 2015.