The original Penny Dreadful series did pretty well in the ratings for Showtime and lasted for three seasons. Now, a few years after that show ended, the cable channel has introduced a “spiritual descendent” spin-off with new characters and a new setting. How will this one do? Will Penny Dreadful: City of Angels be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A supernatural drama series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels stars Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieves. It’s set in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. The series follows earnest Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto), the LAPD’s first Latino detective, and his seasoned partner, Lewis Michener (Lane). When a grisly murder shocks the city, they 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.
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What do you think? Do you like the Penny Dreadful: City of Angels TV series on Showtime? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*8/22/20 update: Showtime has cancelled the Penny Dreadful: City of Angels TV show.
This Season City of Angels sucked big time! Whomever wrote it should never write another TV show ever
Renew for a 5, 6, 7, and on, seasons
It should be canceled! The original Penny Dreadful was so much better.
I so agree! Shame they didn’t keep the original Season 1,2 cast & characters and branch off in a direction of another monster. Maybe a vampire , wolf what ever. Anything woukd of been better then City of Angels. The actors were not even believable
Love this show!!!! I really hope they keep making it!
I agree that it is no where nearly as good as the original Penny Dreadful. That show had excellent writing, acting, production values and a wonderful sense of foreboding. City of Angels has nowhere near the punch as its predecessor. That said, I’d still like to see the show renewed for at least one more season. Pump up the supernatural and get a better story with a tighter script and, should she be back if there is a season two, reduce Natalie Dormer’s screen time. She’s not that strong an actress and can’t really hold down such a demanding part.
Terrible show unlike the spectacular original Penny Dreadful. This show is an overblown, histrionic joke that is an embarrassment to the genre. It fails on every conceivable level. Sad but true…
It can’t hold a candle to the previous iteration of PD.