The Showtime network in North America has debuted a first look at the upcoming Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The series has been described as a “spiritual descendent” of the original series which aired from 2014-2016 on the network.
The series is set in 1938 Los Angeles, “a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension,” says the network. Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) stars as a shape-shifting demon, Magda, who serves as an “agent of chaos.” Daniel Zovatto co-stars as Tiago Vega, a detective investigating the mysterious goings on in the city.
The series synopsis reads:
“When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (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.”
Check out the first teaser for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in the player below.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is written, created and executive produced by John Logan. The series stars Daniel Zovatto, Natalie Dormer, Nathan Lane, Jessica Garza, Kerry Bishé, Ethan Peck, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Dominic Sherwood and Johnathan Nieves, as well as Piper Perabo, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, Lorenza Izzo, Lin Shaye and Adam Rodriguez. The series debuts April 26 at 22:00 ET/PT on Showtime.