Showtimes ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ Gets A Trailer
Showtime’s upcoming series ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels‘ has landed its first trailer, and it would seem “Satan has arrived” in LA… and looks rather like Natalie Dormer…
A “spiritual descendant” of the original series, ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels‘ moves the drama to 1938s 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 – ‘Here and Now’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane – ‘The Producers’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘The Good Wife’) are 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.
The drama explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop.
‘Game Of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer features heavily in the trailer, although isn’t actually Satan, but Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the form of anyone she chooses. She’s described as “Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.”
Other people you may have spotted are original ‘Penny Dreadful’ star Rory Kinnear (‘Years and Years’) who takes on a new role as Peter Craft, a German paediatrician and the head of the German-American Bund, an organisation he hopes will keep the United States isolated from the growing threat of war in Europe. Also, Piper Perabo (‘Covert Affairs’, ‘Coyote Ugly’) who plays Peter’s wife, Linda Craft.
Alongside Zovatto, Lane and Kinnear the series regular cast includes Michael Gladis (‘Mad Men’) as Charlton Townsend, a councilman and head of the LA City Council’s Transportation Committee; Kerry Bishé (‘Halt and Catch Fire’, ‘Narcos’) as Sister Molly, a charismatic radio evangelist; Adriana Barraza (‘The Strain’) as Maria Vega, the matriarch of the Vega family, with Johnathan Nieves (‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Better Call Saul’) as Mateo Vega, Tiago’s younger brother, and Jessica Garza (‘The Purge’, ‘Six’) as the youngest child, Josefina Vega.
Recurring cast includes Oscar and Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (‘Fringe’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Carnivàle’) as Adelaide Finnister, Molly’s mother; Brent Spiner (‘Star Trek’s Data) as Ned Vanderhoff, police captain and Vega and Michener’s boss; Lin Shaye (‘Insidious’ franchise) as Dottie Minter, a friend to Michener; And Ethan Peck (‘Star Trek: Discovery’) as Hermann Ackermann, second-in-command at the German-American Bund. Thomas Kretschmann (‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Berlin Station’), Dominic Sherwood (‘Shadowhunters’), Lorenza Izzo (‘Feed the Beast’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’) and Adam Rodriguez (‘CSI: Miami’, ‘Empire’, ‘Criminal Minds’) also star.
Original series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan returns in those same roles for ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels‘. Michael Aguilar also exec produces, alongside Oscar winner Sam Mendes (‘American Beauty’, ‘Skyfall’) and Pippa Harris (‘Revolutionary Road’) for Neal Street Productions. Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions produce the series, and James Bagley serves as co-executive producer. Paco Cabezas (‘The Alienist’) directed multiple episodes along with Sheree Folkson (‘Call the Midwife’, ‘American Horror Story’).
‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels‘ is set to premiere on Showtime in the USA from Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c. Sky Atlantic will air the drama in the UK, and it is expected to land close to the US air date, but we’ll let you know when something is confirmed.
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