Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Created and written by John Logan. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is a follow-up to the BAFTA award-winning Penny Dreadful in a bold new vision that employs all new characters and storylines.

A dark, supernatural, crime drama set in Los Angeles during 1938 - a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. 

The series premiered in the US on Showtime on April 26, 2020 and is available now for UK audiences on Sky Atlantic.

A Neal Street Productions and Desert Wolf Production for Showtime


1938 Los Angeles is a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become 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, led by the malign, shape-shifting Magda (Natalie Dormer).

Key Creatives & Cast

Created and written by John Logan
Produced by Paco Cabezas
Executive Produced by Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, John Logan & Michael Aguilar

Directed by: 
Paco Cabezas (Eps 1 & 2) 
Roxann Dawson (Eps 3 & 4) 
Sheree Folkson (Eps 5 & 6) 
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Eps 7 & 8) 
Dan Attias  (Ep 9) 
Richard J. Lewis (Ep 10) 

Natalie Dormer 
Daniel Zovatto
Kerry Bishé 
Adriana Barraza
Jessica Garza 
Michael Gladis 
Johnathan Nieves 
Rory Kinnear 
Nathan Lane