Showtime has announced the next chapter of the “Penny Dreadful” saga with “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” Creator, writer and executive producer John Loganwill continue in those same roles. Joining him as an executive producer will be Michael Aguilar (KIdding”). Production is expected to begin in 2019.
The logline: A spiritual descendant of the “Penny Dreadful” story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop. This chapter is a bold new vision that will employ all new characters and storylines.
“PEnny Dreadful”is executive produced by John Logan and Michael Aguilar, along with Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) and Pippa Harris (“Revolutionary Road”), both of Neal Street Productions. Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions will produce, and James Bagley will serve as co-executive producer.