Sembene is a male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Danny Sapani.


Sembene is the trusted confidant and friend of Sir Malcolm Murray. He has ritual scarring on his face from his time in Africa. He has the uncanny ability to look into someone’s eyes and know their secrets.






Sembene’s Episode Appearances

  • Episode 1 – We meet Sembene at Sir Malcolm’s house.
  • Episode 2 -Sembene accompanies Sir Malcolm to go meet a detective investigating the disappearance of a woman and her daughter.
  • Episode 3 – Sembene goes to the Zoo with Ethan, Sir Malcolm, and Vanessa to find the vampires who took Mina.
  • Episode 4 – Sembene accompanies Vanessa to the theater.
  • Episode 5 – Sembene tells Sir Malcolm that Vanessa is at the door. The two speak in an unrecognizable language.
  • Episode 6 – Sembene accompanies Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Victor to the vampire infested ship.
  • Episode 7 – Sembene guards Vanessa’s door while she suffers. He talks to Ethan about where he comes from.

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