The original Penny Dreadful series ran for just three seasons from 2014 to 2016, but fans of the franchise can soon expect a “spiritual descendant” of the show starring an incredible actress with an extensive history of television sensations.
Variety reports that Natalie Dormer will star in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Dormer is best known for her role as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, and she also wowed viewers with excellent performances in The Tudors, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and The Hunger Games franchise. According to Variety, “Dormer will play Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Described as charismatic, clever and chameleon-like, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.”
Today’s announcement also comes with a synopsis of the series, which seems to be quite a narrative leap from the original three seasons:
“…the new series opens in 1938 Los Angeles. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega is embroiled in a story that reflects the 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.”
Daniel Zovatto, Jessica Garza and Jonathan Nieves will also star alongside Dormer on the show. There is currently no release date for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, but stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of this exciting new project as soon as it breaks!