Patti Lupone is returning as a series regular for the third season of Penny Dreadful!
Lupone, who guest starred in Penny Dreadful‘s second season as a Cut-Wife who guided Vanessa Ives, will step into the role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa with an unconventional new approach.
The nine-episode third season will also add Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll to the lineup of literary characters featured in the show. Shazad Latif has been cast to play the legendary character.
Joining Latif will be Christian Camargo as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; Wes Studi as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm; and Jessica Barden as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily and Dorian Gray.