Showtime’s latest historical fantasy ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ follows LAPD Detective Tiago Vega as he strives to solve his first multiple-homicide case. Apart from that, he also has to deal with childhood trauma, racial oppression, radio evangelism, and other socio-political evils in a Nazi-infested Los Angeles. It is a spin-off of the hit horror drama ‘Penny Dreadful.’ The dark thriller is created by John Logan, who is also the creator of the parent series.
The show promises to deliver a significant dose of supernatural fantasy and violence, with a classic noir vibe. Intrigued much? In case you’re wondering: when will ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ release and what will it be about? Keep reading!
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Release Date
‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ season 1 is slated for a release on April 26, 2020, on Showtime. It will consist of ten episodes of 55-60 minutes each. Ahead of its premiere, the network dropped the first episode titled ‘Santa Muerte’ on April 23, 2020, on its official YouTube Channel and on-demand on Showtime.
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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Cast: Who is in it?
The series features Natalie Dormer as a chameleonic demon, Magda. You may recognize her as Queen Margaery Tyrell from HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ ‘Here and Now’ star Daniel Zovatto appears as Tiago Vega, a detective in Los Angeles Police Department. ‘Argo’ actor Kerry Bishé stars as a Christian minister, Sister Molly. ‘Babel’ fame Adriana Barraza essays the character of Tiago’s mother, Maria Vega, while Jessica Garza appears as Josefina Vega, the youngest child of the Vega family. Johnathan Nieves stars as Tiago’s younger brother, Mateo Vega.
Michael Gladis plays the role of Charlton Townsend, the chief of LA City Council’s Transportation Committee. Nathan Lane appears as Vega’s senior and partner in crime-solving, Lewis Michener. The stellar cast also includes Johnathan Nieves as Tiago’s brother Mateo Vega, Rory Kinnear as Peter Craft, Piper Perabo as Linda Craft, Rory Kinnear as The Creature, Amy Madigan as Adelaide Finnister, Brent Spiner as Ned Vanderhoff, Lin Shaye as Dottie Minter, Lorenza Izzo as Santa Muerte, and Adam Rodriguez as Raul Vega, among others.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Plot: What is it About?
‘Penny Dreadful’ opens in the 1891 Victorian England. The follow-up series transports the audience in 1938 Los Angeles, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, where the movie industry is thriving. But on the darker side, the Nazi troops are leading the world into World War II, by annihilating democracy and attacking the minorities who continuously live in fear of persecution.
Lurking in the background is the danger of the everlasting fight between the Angel of Holy Death, Santa Muerte, and the torchbearer of chaos, Magda. The latter can transform herself into any form/sole aim is to wrap the humankind in the blanket of an apocalypse. Amid the socio-political tension, the influence of the Mexican-American folklore and religious evangelism is at an all-time high in the City of Angels.
Detective Tiago Vega, LAPD’s first Mexican-American detective, is asked to investigate the gruesome murders of four people along with his partner, Lewis Michener, a veteran officer in the LA Police Department. Things take a turn for the worse when Tiago finds himself and his family at the center of immediate danger. Although Tiago’s sister Josefina and brother Mateo are vulnerable, Tiago’s mother is a powerful woman who can move heaven and hell to safeguard her family from supernatural and social evils. Will the Vega family succeed in protecting themselves, or will they succumb to the power of the influential forces?
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Trailer
Check out the trailer for ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ season 1!
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