The Gothic horror series Penny Dreadful ran for three seasons on Showtime between 2014 and 2016; though it amassed an enviable following, a ratings slump led to the show’s cancellation. Today, however, we’re getting word that the Victorian monster mashup is returning from the grave in the form of a new Showtime series: Penny Dreadful: City of Angeles.
The news came via Twitter and, while details are scant, it appears the London-set property will be moving across the pond to America:
Sometimes what’s dead doesn’t always remain.#PennyDreadful returns to @Showtime with Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, this next chapter will explore a mix of the supernatural within a genuine historical backdrop infused with Mexican-American folklore. pic.twitter.com/2QzPnTPDTL
— Penny Dreadful: City of Angels on Showtime (@SHO_Penny) November 1, 2018
For the uninitiated, Penny Dreadful follows “Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives as they unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.” The series was created by John Logan and stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green.
We’ll keep our ears to the ground to bring you all Penny Dreadful news as details emerge; stay tuned! In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for Season 1 below.