Penny Dreadful may be over in its original guise, but they’ve found a way to resurrect the show in a new form…
Penny Dreadful creator John Logan has returned to write and executive produce a new spinoff series set in the same universe, after having shepherded the original show through three much-loved seasons. Called City Of Angels, it stars Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Nathan Lane, Kerry Bishe, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, Lin Shaye, Rory Kinnear, Piper Perabo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, Dominic Sherwood, Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo and Ethan Peck.
We’ve now had confirmation that City of Angels will get underway in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Wednesday July 1st at 9pm, having already debuted in the US in late April.
“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.”
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.”