Showtime is resuscitating Penny Dreadful in a new spinoff called Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. It’s based in the 1930’s and will feature all new cast and characters. The mind behind the original John Logan will continue to run things and produce with the help of Michael Aguilar. The revival Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set to begin production in 2019.
Creator Logan released a statement. “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines,” he said. “We will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”
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