Showtime has debuted the official trailer for a supernatural legacy drama titled Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the latest tv series written and directed by John Logan. The series will debut on Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c on Showtime.
Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer as shape-moving evil spirit Magda, who accepts people will consistently surrender to their progressively colossal enticements. The cast also includes Rory Kinnear (aka Frankenstein’s monster in the original Penny Dreadful) as Dr. Peter Craft, Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) as his unhappy wife Linda, Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire) and Jessica Garza (The Purge). CSI: Miami vet Adam Rodriguez, Brent “Data” Spiner and scream queen Lin Shaye (all four Insidious movies) is set to recur.
Seen in the trailer are three of Magda’s human structures, which we’ll meet in season 1 of City of Angels. It’s through these pretenses that she mixes the pot of human issues.
Watch Penny Dreadful: City of Angels First Trailer
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.