“NYPD Blue,” “Penny” Sequel Series Set Leads

Nypd Blue Penny Sequel Series Set Leads

Daniel Zovatto (“Here and Now,” “Don’t Breathe”) has reportedly scored the lead role in Showtime’s new sequel series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” which hails from creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

A spiritual descendant of the Victorian-era London original series, the next chapter follows new characters and storylines in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.

Zovatto will play Tiago, the LAPD’s first Mexican-American detective who grapples with racism, childhood trauma, and faith issues.

That’s not the only series to cast its lead today though as the pilot for the “NYPD Blue” follow-up at ABC has cast newcomer Fabien Frankel in the lead role of Theo Sipowicz.

Theo is the son of Andy Sipowicz (the late Dennis Franz) and, like his father, he’s a hard-drinking, hard-headed, and quick-witted cop who is trying to earn his detective shield whilst investigating his father’s murder. Frankel joins previously announced cast members Alona Tal, Bill Brochtrup and Kim Delaney.

Sources: Deadline & Variety