Fans were shocked when Showtime’s Penny Dreadful suddenly ended after 3 successful seasons. It was one of the most viewed shows on Showtime. Now, two years later, Showtime has ordered a sequel series titled Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Deadline-reports tonight that Daniel Zovatto (It Follows) has been tapped to lead the new series. Zovatto will play a character named Tiago.
The site notes, “While City of Angels is being positioned as an ensemble series, Tiago is considered the story’s male protagonist. LAPD’s first Mexican-American detective, Tiago grapples with racism, childhood trauma, and faith issues in 1938 Los Angeles.”
A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It 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.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is executive produced by Logan and Aguilar, along with the original series’ EPs Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street Productions. Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions will produce, and James Bagley will serve as co-executive producer.
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