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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20



Penny Dreadful is (sort of) being revived at Showtime. The premium cabler has handed a series order to Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a 1930s-set follow-up described as the “next chapter” in the franchise.

The series, which is being hailed as a “spiritual descendant” of the original three-season show, will feature all new characters. The story begins in 1938 Los Angeles, “a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension,” according to the official logline. “Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil,” the show “will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop.” Penny Dreadful creator John Logan will serve as showrunner and executive-produce alongside Michael Aguilar (Kidding).

“We were so thrilled when John Logan came to us with this wildly original take on the Penny Dreadful mythology that explores both the human spirit and the spirit world here in California,” Gary Levine, President of Programming at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels promises to be an extraordinary saga of familial love set against the terrifying monsters that are around us and within us.”

Logan also released a statement. “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines,” he said. “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. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set to begin production in 2019.
https://tvline.com/2018/11/01/penny-...Xxk-_aRz9yNHn4
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re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

I'm in. Looking forward to seeing supernatural things rooted in Mexican Culture and History.

Though I can already hear certain posters here groaning when they get to these parts of this description: specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues.
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I'm in, but looks like it's time to capitalize on Latino folklore while it's ripe for the taking!



The Santa Muerte icon is quite fascinating, though.
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Dammit. I really liked the first series and it ended rather abruptly if I recall. I was hoping this was a 2 hour wrap-up movie.
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Yeah... John Logan/Showtime can go to hell for the way they ended the original series.

I wouldn't be surprised if they ended this after one or two seasons.
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I can't see a big demand for this series...but whatever.
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Originally Posted by melasnus View Post
I can't see a big demand for this series...but whatever.
I think there are still a lot of pissed off fans.
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Natalie Dormer Joins ‘Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels’ Showtime Sequel Series
https://deadline.com/2019/02/natalie...8e3LPztZ9ONMo4
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... ... but also
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Penny Dreadful is the best thing Showtime has ever done, aside from the first 3 seasons of Homeland. Bring this on.
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re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

The story begins in 1938 Los Angeles
I'm gonna stop you right there. I'm out.
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Nathan Lane joins the show: Nathan Lane Joins "Penny Dreadful" Spin-Off - Dark Horizons
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re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Buitres de cultura
I'm assuming you're just joking, but it kind feels thats way. Like they're jumping on the bandwagon.

I'm kind of tired of the stylized commercialized female-day-of-the-dead look.
I'd much rather see a Spanish-language produced film or tv series about brujeria and mexican folklore.
There's a 1960s Mexican La Llorona film but I have yet to see it.

It might be good though.
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A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels 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 (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become 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. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will premiere on Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c only on SHOWTIME.
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re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

I never watched the original series, but have Showtime. Is it worth watching?
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re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

New trailer from March. This premieres in 13 days


and a little season preview featurette

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The first episode is up on demand.
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Oh hell yeah, thanks for the heads up.
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First episode is on Youtube:


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Re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

Hulu is running a special 3-month rate on Showtime in addition to 10-free days, so I went that route and just finished watching it. I really enjoyed it and a lot of the stuff in this episode took place right in my own backyard.

Oh, and I knew I recognized Santa Muerte, that's the ex-Mrs. Eli Roth.
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Re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series - premieres 4/26/20

Going into the episode i thought it would be dumb, but I'm a big fan of Dormer's and the first series. so I decided to give it a try it didnt draw me in like the premier of the first show but theres enough there to keep me watching till the end.
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Enjoyed the first episode. Definitely a bit of a different feel from the first series. But I love the time period/setting.
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I went in to this knowing nothing about it. Maybe it’s because I haven’t watched or read any previous versions or stories, but I really enjoyed it. Hopefully it doesn’t run out of steam in a few episodes like a lot of new shows tend to do.

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