Penny Dreadful is one of those shows that slips through the cracks of the mainstream, but gets some pretty heavy accolades from the people who actually watch it. Luckily for those people, the show is returning for its third season, bringing those classic literary monsters back together once more. The season will air on Showtime on Sunday May 1st at 9 PM.
This season on PENNY DREADFUL, 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. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular 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). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif).
Other guest stars include 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, JUPTER ASCENDING) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden (FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), and Perdita Weeks (The Tudors), as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural. Simon Russell Beale returns as Dr. Ferdinand Lyle. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.
Honestly, that cast sounds pretty jam packed. I might have to catch up with this one. More on this season as it gets closer to air!