Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is welcoming Timothy Dalton to the series.
Cameras are going to roll this fall for a 2014 premiere on the network.
Dalton is set to play “Sir Malcolm,” a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest. He joins recently announced stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green.
The series is described as “a frightening psychological thriller” created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street.
Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.