Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Adds Drag Me to Hell’s Adriana Barraza

The actress fills another leading role in the upcoming sequel series from John Logan.

By Chris Morse

Another actress has been added to John Logan’s upcoming sequel series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, for a leading role opposite Daniel Zovatto and Natalie Dormer. Deadline reports that Adriana Barraza, known for her roles in Drag Me to Hell, Thor, and The Strain, is the latest star to join to show.

The actress will play the part of the Vega family's matriarch, Maria, mother of our leading detective and fiercely protective of those she loves. Her character aims to stand between her family and the dangerous social politics surrounding that era, as well as the supernatural forces that will be invading their lives.

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, played by Daniel Zovatto (Don't Breathe, It Follows), 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 Natalie Dormer as a supernatural demon named Magda, who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses, Nathan Lane (The Producers’, Modern Family) as Lewis Michener, a veteran LAPD officer as well as partner and mentor to Detective Vega, Jessica Garza (The Purge TV series, Six) as the quiet-but-overlooked sister, Josefina, and Johnathan Nieves (Better Call Saul, Chicago Fire) as the volatile younger brother, Mateo.

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.

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Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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