Showtime’s lavish gothic period drama series “Penny Dreadful” is getting a follow-up – “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”.
The original involved infamous horror characters from fiction living in Victorian-era London and starred a massive roster of talent including Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Josh Hartnett. The new series shifts the setting to Los Angeles 1938 where it promises to follow new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop.
John Logan, creator, writer and executive producer of the original series will return for this ‘spiritual descendant’ and will be rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil.
It will follow all new characters and storylines and have a “social consciousness and historical awareness” that the original didn’t follow says Logan: “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.”
All three seasons of “Penny Dreadful” are currently streaming on Netflix, and filming on the follow-up is slated to begin next year.