Lupone will play a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s (Eva Green) past. In addition, award-winning British actors Helen McCrory, and Simon Russell Beale (“MI:5,” Uncle Vanya) have been upped to series regulars. McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle.
The regular cast of “Penny Dreadful” includes Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights) and Eva Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire). Reeve Carney (“Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark,” The Tempest), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall, Othello), Billie Piper (“Doctor Who”), Danny Sapani (Trance) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) also star.
“Penny Dreadful” offers a psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator) 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.