Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale upped to Penny Dreadful Series 2 regulars

‘Penny Dreadful’ announces new guest stars

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Award winning Helen McCrory (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts 1 & 2and Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn) have been upped to series regulars for the second series of Sky Atlantic and Showtime drama, Penny Dreadful.

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 gripping psychological thriller stars American actor Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights), Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Danny Sapani (Trance) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger).

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New guest stars include: Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who will play a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s (Eva Green) past. Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) signs on as Bartholomew Rusk, an intense Scotland Yard investigator on the hunt to discover who is responsible for the terrible murders that have been plaguing London. Sarah Greene (Vikings) will play Hecate, Poole’s powerful daughter and Jonny Beauchamp (How To Make It In America) will portray a young man with a singular past.

Penny Dreadful is created, written and executive produced by 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.

Production on the second series of Penny Dreadful, will begin in September in Dublin, Ireland and will air on Sky Atlantic in 2015.