Nathan Lane will star alongside Daniel Zovatto and Natalie Dormer in “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” the upcoming series spin-off and “spiritual descendant” to Showtime’s Victorian London-set horror series “Penny Dreadful”.
The new one takes place in 1938 Los Angeles and will explore the deep social and political tensions in the city at that time. Lane will play Lewis Michener, a veteran LAPD officer who is wise to the ways of the world and ruthless in pursuit of his goals.
Michener becomes a partner and mentor to the younger Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) who is dealing with a grisly murder case.
Dormer plays Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises.
Johnathan Nieves and Jessica Garza co-star while John Logan, Michael Aguilar, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris are executive producing. Filming begins later this year.