'Penny Dreadful' Revived at Showtime with 'City of Angels' Follow-Up Show!

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CREDIT Courtesy Showtime

The Gothic horror series Penny Dreadful ran for three seasons on Showtime between 2014 and 2016; though it amassed an enviable following, a ratings slump led to the show's cancellation.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set to begin production in 2019. 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. Today, however, we're getting word that the Victorian monster mashup is returning from the grave in the form of a new Showtime series: Penny Dreadful: City of Angeles. Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris of Neal Street Productions will also executive producec, with James Bagley co-executive producing.

John Logan - who created, wrote, and executive produced Penny Dreadful - will returning to the fantasy drama. "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", Logan said.

"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", Levine said.

He goes on to say that the upcoming series will be grappling with real-world historical, political, religious, social and racial issues. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. PENNY DREADFUL has developed an incredibly loyal fanbase, lovingly called "The Dreadfuls", that followed and rabidly commented on every twist and turn of the series.

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