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'Penny Dreadful' Revived at Showtime with 'City of Angels' Follow-Up Show!

'Penny Dreadful' Revived at Showtime with 'City of Angels' Follow-Up Show!

Penny Dreadful is being revived at Showtime with a brand new spinoff, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels!

The new series will take place in Los Angeles in 1938, as opposed to the original series, which took place in Victorian-era London.

“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,” John Logan, Penny Dreadful creator said in a statement. “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.”

“Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, [the show] 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,” the press release read.

No word yet who will star. The original series starred Josh Hartnett and Eva Green.

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