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Old 11-01-18, 01:10 PM
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series



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.
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Old 11-01-18, 01:34 PM
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Re: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - 1930s followup series

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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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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