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Showtime Axes 'Penny Dreadful' Spinoff 'City of Angels'

Showtime has opted to cancel Penny Dreadful: The City of Angels.

The network announced the news on Friday (August 21), via Variety.

“Showtime has decided not to move forward with another season of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” they shared in a statement about the future of the series. “We would like to thank executive producers John Logan, Michael Aguilar and the entire cast and crew for their outstanding work on this project.”

The second season was set in 1938 Los Angeles where 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.

Natalie Dormer, Rory Kinnear, and Adriana Barraza also starred.

The trailer for the second season premiered just days after the pandemic forced fans of the show into lockdown.

Natalie Dormer Brings Chaos To Town in 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' - Watch The Trailer!

Natalie Dormer sizes up the force in the first official trailer for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.

The new installment of the series is centered around Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto), the first Chicano police detective on the force who must reconcile his profession with his heritage as the construction of the Arroyo Seco Parkway threatens to displace his neighbors and family.

Here’s the official summary: In darkness, everything comes to light. When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of the city.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will premiere on April 26 on Showtime.

Natalie Dormer Debuts 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels' Trailer at TCAs 2020 - Watch!

The trailer for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is finally out!

Cast members Natalie Dormer, Nathan Scott, Daniel Zovatto, Rory Kinnear, and Adriana Barraza joined creator and executive producer John Logan at Showtime segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press to debut the trailer on Monday (January 13) at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Dormer

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 (Zovatto) is 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 on Showtime.

10+ pictures inside of the cast at the press event…More Here! »

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Natalie Dormer Joins the Cast of 'Penny Dreadful: City of Angels'!

Natalie Dormer has an exciting new role!

The 37-year-old Game of Thrones actress is joining the cast of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Showtime announced on Friday (February 22).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie Dormer

Natalie will play the role of Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story.

The series will also star Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves.

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) is 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.

Production on the series is expected to begin later in 2019.

'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.

'Penny Dreadful' Ends After Season 3, Eva Green Reacts

The Showtime series Penny Dreadful has officially ended after the third season.

In a surprising moment at the end of the two-hour finale on Sunday (June 19), “The End” was flashed after a shocking death.

SPOILER ALERT – The series ended with Eva Green‘s character Vanessa Ives being killed by Josh Hartnett‘s character Ethan Chandler.

“I can absolutely confirm it is really over, the end, that’s all she wrote,” series creator John Logan told Deadline. “The whole idea to have this be the end of the series applies to all of the characters not just for Vanessa Ives and I felt the ending was for Malcolm and Ethan was Ethan got the father that he wanted and Sir Malcolm got the family he needed and together they came to a nice thing of stasis.”

Eva and Josh both talk about the series ending in a behind the scenes video released after the finale aired.

“I’m going to miss Vanessa,” Eva said. “It’s going to be hard to kind of leave her behind. To be able to play such a beautiful character is a gift for an actor and I’ve been so lucky.”


Penny Dreadful | The Final Moments | Eva Green & Josh Hartnett

New 'Penny Dreadful' Trailer Gives In Depth Look at Season 3!

The full trailer for the third season of Penny Dreadful has arrived!

There are a lot of great guest stars you can look forward to seeing on the show this year, joining series regulars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, and more.

Patti LuPone will be returning to the series as a regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Green) with an unconventional new approach.

Christian Camargo will play Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa. Other guest stars include Robert Louis Stevenson, Sam Barnett, Jessica Barden, and Perdita Weeks.

Penny Dreadful will return on Sunday, May 1 at 10pm on Showtime.


Penny Dreadful Season 3 (2016) | Official Trailer