Showtime has started casting for the Penny Dreadful follow-up series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has been cast in a lead role opposite Daniel Zovatto (Don’t Breathe, It Follows).

Penny Dreadful creator, writer and executive producer John Logan is returning to develop the new series, which will be set in a completely different part of the world.

The new series is described as a “spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London”, and the next chapter will feature a new vision, new characters and storylines.

It 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 (Zovatto) is 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.

It’s explained by Logan that 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.”

Dormer will play a character named Magda, “a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.”

It was also explained that the series is set in a “time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels 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.”

Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves also have been cast in the series.

Are you excited for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and the fact that Natalie Dormer has joined the series?

Source: Deadline

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