Penny Dreadful will be making a return two years after the original show ended EW share.
Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels will be a new chapter on Showtime with original writer and executive producer John Logan back on board. Michael Aguilar will act as executive producer alongside Logan.
Though the original Penny Dreadfulseries was set in Victorian England (complete with famous horror characters from that time period like Dracula and Frankenstein), City of Angels will pick up several decades later and half a world away, in 1938 Los Angeles. At the center of the story will be a conflict between characters connected to the Mexican-American folklore deity Santa Muerte and other characters allied with the literal Devil. The result will be a mix of supernatural elements and the social tension of the period.
“We were so thrilled when John Logan came to us with this wildly original take on the Penny Dreadful mythology that explores both the human spirit and the spirit world here in California,” Showtime’s president of programming Gary Levine said in a statement. “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels promises to be an extraordinary saga of familial love set against the terrifying monsters that are around us and within us.”