Bille Piper is joining the cast of Penny Dreadful for Showtime. According to Deadline, she’ll play an Irish immigrant trying to escape her dark past. The actress had a run on Dr. Who and also starred in Spirit Trap.
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear and Harry Treadaway also star in Penny Dreadful, which is Showtime’s upcoming horror series.
Written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street.
Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.