Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Adds Game of Thrones Actress Natalie Dormer
Here are the latest details on the upcoming sequel series from John Logan.
By Chris Morse
The upcoming sequel series to John Logan's Penny Dreadful has just added Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer in a leading role. For those of you who have not heard much about Penny Dreadful: City of Angels yet, the currently-in-development series is being described as a spiritual descendant of the original show and will be set in 1938 Los Angeles. Dormer will start opposite Daniel Zovatto (Don't Breathe, It Follows), who is playing the lead role of Detective Tiago Vega.
Dormer will be playing a supernatural demon named Magda, who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and will utilize many different such disguises throughout the story. She is described as being charismatic, clever, and chameleonic, as well as both a dangerous enemy and invaluable ally.
In 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension, a grisly murder shocks the city and Detective Tiago Vega becomes 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.
Previously announced cast members include Jessica Garza (The Purge TV series, Six) and Johnathan Nieves (Better Call Saul, Chicago Fire), who will be playing the roles of the quiet-but-overlooked sister Josefina and the volatile younger brother Mateo respectively, both of whom are siblings to Tiago.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels sees series creator John Logan once again assuming his role as writer and executive producer. The show has also added original executive producers Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, alongside Michael Aguilar, with James Bagley serving as co-executive producer. Penny Dreadful regular Paco Cabezas is also confirmed to be returning to direct multiple episodes.
There's no word yet on when this series will premiere, but it's possible that we will see it hit Showtime sometime before the end of 2019. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.