I was a BIG fan of the first iteration of Penny Dreadful. What John Logan (Skyfall) did with that series from beginning to end was a stroke of genius. It really took all the things I loved about Gothic Horror and put them on display. While he says that he was supposed to end during season 3, I call BS. That being said, we’re lucky enough to see what the spiritual descendant of the original series will look like with Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will premiere on Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c only on SHOWTIME.