Former “Doctor Who” star Billie Piper has joined the cast of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”.
UK’s Sky Atlantic has also come aboard to co-produce the psychosexual horror series from “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan.
The story follows literature’s most frightening monsters as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.
Piper will play an Irish immigrant trying to escape a dark past. Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney also star.
Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Orphanage”) helms the first two episodes, and shooting starts in October at Dublin’s Ardmore Studios.