Penny Dreadful may be over in its original guise, but Showtime has found a way to resurrect the show in a new form: set in 1930s Los Angeles, a new series named Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels has been announced.
This official announcement from Showtime follows an exclusive scoop from CultBox, which broke the story on October 24th.
Penny Dreadful creator John Logan is returning to write and executive produce the new series, after having shepherded the original show through three much-loved seasons.
Collider, citing an official press releases as its source, shared this description of the new show/spinoff series:
“A spiritual descendant of the Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop. This chapter is a bold new vision that will employ all new characters and storylines.”
This poster has also been released:
Logan said this about the show and its new concepts:
“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines. We will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”
We don’t have a cast list or a release date yet for Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more.