Brian Cox joins Penny Dreadful Season 3

Mr Talbot finally catches up with Ethan!

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He’s been mentioned often, feared and persistently avoided by his son since the first series of Penny Dreadful, but we’ve yet to meet the man Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) has been avoiding – until now!

Brian Cox (The Game, The Bourne Identity) has been cast in the third season as Mr Jared Talbot – aka Ethan’s father. Described as a “powerful rancher…who has long been on the hunt for his son. Talbot will stop at nothing to bring Ethan back west to settle the score.”

The season 2 finale saw Ethan bound on a ship back to America after surrendering to Scotland Yard for murder. Cox will appear halfway through season 3 alongside regulars Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Harry Treadaway.

Rejoining the cast as a series regular will be Patti LuPone, (who guest starred in Season 2 as the Cut-Wife), who will play a new role as Vanessa’s (Green) therapist.

Wes Studi, Shazad Latif, Christian Camargo, Sam Barnett, Jessica Barden, and Perdita Weeks will also be guest starring in the new series.

Penny Dreadful Season 3 is currently filming in Dublin for transmission on Showtime in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK in 2016.