Penny Dreadful, three-time Oscar nominee John Logan’s Showtime series concluded in 2016 after three seasons. And now it’s “spiritual descendant” Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will be premiering on Sunday, April 26, 2020. And today we have the show’s trailer.
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This new series 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.
Logan says: “Very shortly after [PennyDreaful ended], Showtime was asking, ‘Would you ever reconsider doing more. And I said, ‘No. I’ve done that story, I’ve done gothic horror with literary characters. But if there’s anything else that ever occurs to me, I’ll get in touch.’ Then the world changed with such a seismic crash everywhere around us.”
Dormer says: “[It’s a] dream come true as an actor. There was an opportunity to get in the dressing-up box and play a range of iterations. You have a number of characters all under the guise Magda morphs into for the price of one. Every good protagonist needs an antagonist. We can heighten the life and death and the violence by using a supernatural figure within the storytelling. She brings the sauce, basically, is what I’m telling you.”
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will be premiering on Showtime on Sunday, April 26, 2020.