Penny Dreadful: Sequel series ordered by Showtime


Attention fans of Penny Dreadful! Showtime has just announced they will be doing a follow-up series–set in 1938 Los Angeles.

Penny Dreadful came to an end after three seasons in 2016 and now nearly two years later, Showtime has announced it will be doing a sequel series! The network has greenlit Penny Dreadful: City of Angels from the creator, writer, and executive producer of the original series, John Logan, according to DeadlineKidding’s Michael Aguilar will be executive producing alongside him and production is set to begin in 2019.

This next chapter in the Penny Dreadful saga will have new characters and new storylines and have a completely different approach as the series before it. The sequel is set in 1938 Los Angeles in an era where Mexican-American folklore is infused with the culture.

The character conflict ties back to a deity known as Santa Muerte and others that are connected to the Devil. Deadline reports that Penny Dreadful, “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.”

It sounds pretty darn exciting, and fans of the original installment are surely in for a treat. Unlike the original series, City of Angels will be more socially conscious and historically aware according to Logan. This includes topics such as racism, politics, religion, and more.

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The President of Programming said they were thrilled when approached by Logan regarding the sequel because of the original take he had on it and given the mythology of Penny Dreadful there will be a whole new world to explore with new monsters to face.

Whether or not you were a fan of the original series, the plot and storyline are enough to rope anyone in to check out this show when it premieres–and we look forward to it!

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