LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Broadway icon Patti LuPone has joined Penny Dreadful as a series regular in Season 3, which is now filming in Dublin, Showtime announced Tuesday.
LuPone guest-starred last season as the Cut-Wife, but will return as a full-time cast member in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist, who treats Eva Green's Vanessa with an unconventional new approach.
Season 3 of the psychological thriller will also feature the addition of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Henry Jekyll to the stable of Victorian-era, literary characters featured in the show. Playing Jekyll will be Shazad Latif.
The third season's nine episodes are to air in 2016. Returning are series regulars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper and Jessica Barden. The show was created, written and executive produced by John Logan.