Showtime Greenlights Penny Dreadful Sequel Series

After a three-year hiatus, Penny Dreadful will be returning to TV. Per Variety, Showtime has ordered a sequel to the acclaimed horror series, which aired for three seasons from 2014 to 2016.

Three-time Oscar nominee John Logan is returning as showrunner for the follow-up series, titled Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The original series was set in London at the turn of the 20th century and featured appearances by familiar faces from Victorian literature. That included Count Dracula, Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and even Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Reeve Carney headlined the show. However, none of these performers are likely to come back for the revival.

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Logan explained that the new series will jump forward a few decades and tell stories derived from Mexican-American folklore. “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. 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.”

City of Angels will begin production in 2019. Are you excited for the about series’ upcoming revival? Would you like to see Ethan Chandler or Dorian Gray return for this sequel? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!