More cast for Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL

PENNY DREADFUL, Showtime’s upcoming horror/adventure series continues to fill out the cast.

Billie Piper (DR. WHO, Showtime’s SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL) has agreed to play Brona Croft, an Irish immigrant to Victorian London trying to escape a dark and sordid past.

Helen McCrory HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, SKYFALL) is set to play Madame KAli, a spiritualist
Danny Sapani (U.K. series THE BILL and A PLACE OF EXECUTION) will be Sembene, an African warrior
Simon Russell Beale (MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, MI-5) is Ferdinand Lyle, an eccentric Egyptologist
Reeve Carney takes on Oscar Wilde’s hero Dorian Grey
Harry Treadaway (THE LONE RANGER) is the legendary Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

They join Timothy Dalton, Josh Harnett and Eva Green.

Season one of PENNY DREADFUL will consist of eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE, THE IMPOSSIBLE). The series is expected to debut in mid 2014.