What is dead never truly dies. At least that appears to be the case with Penny Dreadful. With an all new story in an all new setting, there’s sure to be some hauntings around. Nathan Lane has been tapped to join the main cast that includes Natalie Dormer and Daniel Zovatto

A “spiritual successor” to the original series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will be set in, you guessed it, Los Angeles. It’ll be a little closer to the modern day, set in 1938. It’ll feature “a new vision, new characters and storylines” according to Deadline. Here’s the story according to the site. “When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) 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. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.”


Lane will be playing a veteran LAPD office named Lewis Michener. He’s ruthless and “wise to the ways of the world”. He becomes Vega’s partner and mentor as their paths take them further and further into the rabbit hole. It’s unclear if his ruthless pursuit of his goals will cross right into Vega’s path but we have to imagine so. 

This sounds incredibly exciting. While Penny Dreadful featured a lot of classic characters like Van Helsing, Dracula, Victor Frankenstein’s monster and so on, this is going to feature Mexican folklore. One figure appears to be confirmed – Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte aka Our Lady of Holy Death. How is she going to play into the setting of the Golden Age of Hollywood? Not to mention the rise of the Third Reich? I may be a big chicken but I am so into this.

What do you think of the casting and show? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more TV news. Production on Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is expected to begin later this year.



Erin Lynch