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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Daniel Zovatto to Star in Showtime Sequel



Daniel Zovatto (Here and Now, Fear the Walking Dead, Lady Bird) has joined the cast of Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, sequel series per Deadline. Zovatto will take on one of the lead roles playing Tiago, the drama's male protagonist.

A spiritual descendant of the PENNY DREADFUL story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that 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.

LAPD's first Mexican-American detective, Tiago grapples with racism, childhood trauma, and faith issues in 1938 Los Angeles.

Though City of Angels is being positioned as an ensemble series, Tiago is considered the story's male protagonist.

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John Logan, creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy nominated series PENNY DREADFUL, will continue in those same roles.

“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 will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of PENNY DREADFUL, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”

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