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Penny Dreadful confirms season 2 cast additions

Four new characters are to be introduced in the new season.

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Patti LuPone, Douglas Hodge, Sarah Greene and Jonny Beauchamp are all set to guest star in the second season of Sky Atlantic and Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.

Patti LuPone will play a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s (Eva Green) past whilst Douglas Hodge will play Bartholomew Rusk who is a Scotland Yard investigator on the hunt to discover who is responsible for the murders plaguing London. Sarah Greene will play the role of Hecate, the daughter of returning character Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) and Jonny Beauchamp will play a young man with a singular past.

For the second season Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale, who plays Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle, have been upped to series regulars.

Also returning for the second season will be season one regulars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway.

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Production on the second season of Penny Dreadful will begin in Dublin this month. The show will return to Sky Atlantic in 2015.


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