Beverly Beck is a recurring character on Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. She is portrayed by Christine Estabrook.

Beverly is a council member of the Los Angeles City Council.


Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit

Santa MuerteEdit

The Los Angeles City Council holds a city council meeting. She warns Councilman Townsend that he can't bar the press, but he does so anyways. He then announces that the transportation committee has voted in favor of construction of the Arroyo Seco motorway. The city council has approved the recommendation, and the municipal court has overturned the injunction. So construction will continue Monday morning as planned. Raul Vega rejects the ruling, eventually resulting in Townsend eject him and his people.

Wicked Old WorldEdit

Councilwoman Beck approaches Townsend while at the gym. She compliments him on the stunt he pulled during the press conference with the bloody shirt of a fallen officer. And now, he intends to get the motorway built on the graves of four dead cops and eight dead Mexicans. She’s starting to suspect that he’s running for office. Claiming to have been opposing fascism longer than Townsend has been alive, she refuses to allow him to turn the Los Angeles City Council into his own version of the Third Reich. As she storms out, Beck declares that she will not stand for him renaming the motorway in honor of the deceased officer.

Josefina and the Holy SpiritEdit

At the Town Hall, Councilman Townsend reports that Via Hermosa Development has agreed to take over the construction of the motorway at no additional cost. They should be able to start as soon as the full City Council votes next month. Councilwoman Beck proposes a new route for the motorway, which alarms both Townsend and Alex. After talking to some engineers, the new route for the motorway would bypass Belvedere Heights. It’ll add appropriately four minutes to the drive to Pasadena, but Beck can’t imagine that it’ll make much of a difference. Townsend storms out of the meeting with Alex tagging along behind him. He instructs her to cancel his speech for the night. She explains that they can’t, but he demands that she obey his orders.

Maria and the BeastEdit

Alex runs into Councilwoman Beck in the women's restroom at Town Hall. Alex is clearly the brains behind the operation, so Beck wonders why Alex supports someone so devoid of worth. Alex replies that Townsend has potential to be President. Every angry man and woman who feels Beck and council have betrayed them will vote in Townsend’s favor. Notably, Beck will likely win the votes of the Jews and colored. Councilwoman Beck questions where Alex came from, as her life prior to assisting Townsend is completely unknown, as if she appeared out of thin air. Councilwoman Beck suspects that Alex has a secret and is determined to uncover it. Alex becomes unnerved and smashes the mirror behind her.

Hide and SeekEdit

Townsend barges into Councilwoman Beck’s office and demands to know who she has ready as his potential replacement. Beverly reveals that it’s a woman who is younger, better-looking, and actually wants to serve the people of Los Angeles. Townsend has no respect for governance, and she refuses to watch him rise simply because of his family’s name. She mentions his father, who Townsend says to leave out of this. Councilwoman Beck sees the motorway for what it really is — social engineering. First the Mexicans, and then whoever is left, except for rich white men. Townsend warns Councilwoman Beck that he has dangerous friends. Before he can continue, she reveals that she knows that he’s gay and warns him to watch his back.

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Season 1Edit

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