“Penny Dreadful” is beefing up its lineup as it heads into Season 2. The Showtime gothic fantasy series has added four new actors to its cast.
Patti Lupone has joined the series as a character close to Eva Green’s Vanessa. Lupone will play “a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past.” Meanwhile “Vikings” alum Sarah Greene will play Hecate, the “powerful” daughter of Helen McCrory’s Evelyn Poole.
Douglas Hodge will play Bartholomew Rusk, an “intense Scotland Yard investigator on the hunt to discover who is responsible for the terrible murders that have been plaguing London.” Lastly, newcomer Jonny Beauchamp will play a “young man with a singular past.”
In Season 2, McCrory’s Evelyn Poole — aka Madame Kali — will be the primary antagonist. “Penny Dreadful” Season 2 is slated for a 2015 premiere date.