Sep 01 2015

TV News: Patti LuPone Returns to PENNY DREADFUL As Series Regular. Dr. Jekyll and More Join!

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Penny Dreadful S3 Key Art (featured)I am an absolute fan of Penny Dreadful and having the incredible Patti LuPone return to the series is magnificent news! Here performance as the “Cut Wife” in season two left a lasting impression. I’m excited to see her in this new role as an American therapist treating Vanessa (Eva Green). And the news of LuPone’s return also includes information about upcoming guest stars for the third season. If you missed season two, catch up with my reviews.

 

 

**1/14/16 – ADDED SNEAK PEEK**


Penny Dreadful returns Sunday, May 1st at 10PM ET/PT. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green.

Penny Dreadful Season 3 Sneak Peek: When evil spreads, dread comes for all of us.

 

In a press release:

 

Penny Dreadful S2 key art2PATTI LUPONE RETURNS TO PENNY DREADFUL AS A SERIES REGULAR

Dr. Jekyll to Join Cast of Characters Of The Hit SHOWTIME® Drama Series Returning In 2016

Season Three New Guest Stars Will Include

Christian Camargo, Sam Barnett, Wes Studi, Jessica Barden And Shazad Latif

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 1, 2015 – Production on the third season of the critically acclaimed hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL is currently under way, and a wealth of new and returning stars is headed to the set in Dublin, Ireland. 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).

Patti LuPone Photo Credit: Ethan Hill

Patti LuPone
Photo Credit: Ethan Hill

The third season’s nine episodes, premiering on SHOWTIME in 2016 on-air, on demand and over the internet, 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 is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street Productions. The cast includes Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Simon Russell Beale, and Harry Treadaway also star. PENNY DREADFUL is a co-production with SHOWTIME and Sky.

 

SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple® and Roku®. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC’s PlayStation® Vue.

 

Judy Manning

Dream chaser extraordinaire! Judy is sarcastic and goofy! She is an avid admirer of all things supernatural, paranormal, and mystical. (She finally came around to zombies, but NO clowns...she loathes clowns). She loves to read and write, watches way too much TV, and enjoys many genres of film. She's enjoys music of the Trance/Electronica variety (and let's be honest most music from the 80s). She also has a wicked sweet tooth. Cupcakes beware.

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