Yesterday at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Showtime Entertainment President Gary Levine announced that Paco Cabezas will return to direct multiple episodes of the network’s upcoming spinoff series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Cabezas is a veteran director of the original Penny Dreadful‘s third season as well as other genre television such as Deadly Class, The Strain, Fear The Walking Dead, and American Gods.
The original show’s creator John Logan will return as writer & executive producer on the new series along with Michael Aguilar, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, and James Bagley. Production is slated to commence sometime later this year, so stay tuned as we learn more!
A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, a detective is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the 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.