Showtime cancels Penny Dreadful: City of Angels

Although Showtime received generally positive reviews for the premium cable operator in its first season, it has announced that it will not move on with a second season of the horror-drama spin-off Penny Dreadful: City of Angelsaccording to variety.

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"Showtime has decided not to move forward with another season of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,Showtime said in a statement. "We'd like to thank Executive Producers John Logan, Michael Aguilar, and the entire cast and crew for their excellent work on this project. ”

city ​​of Angels was settled in Los Angeles in 1938, a time and place deeply marked by Mexican-American folklore and social tensions. Rooted in the conflict between characters associated with the deity Santa Muerte and others associated with the devil, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the flammable realities of the time, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas against a true historical backdrop.

When a gruesome murder shakes 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: the building of the city's first highways and their depths Traditions of Mexican-American folklore, the dangerous espionage activities of the Third Reich, and the rise of radio evangelism. It doesn't take long before Tiago and his family grapple with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

The cast included Daniel Zovatto (Don't breathe), Natalie Dormer (game of Thrones), Kerry Bishé (Stop and catch fire), Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone), Brent Spiner (Outcasts), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Rory Kinnear (Dime novel), Piper Perabo (Covert affairs), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal thoughts), Thomas Kretschmann (Avangers: Age of Ultron), Lorenza Izzo (Once upon a time in Hollywood), Michael Gladis (mad Men), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters), Ethan Peck (Star Trek: Discovery) and Nathan Lane (The bird cage) As Lewis Michener, an experienced LAPD officer who knows the ways of the world and ruthlessly pursues his goals. He becomes a partner and mentor of the younger detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto).

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Creator John Logan returned as the series creator, writer, and executive producer. The Emmy-nominated original series ran for three seasons. Dime novel is a unique blend of literary horror that followed the story of Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), who worked together at all costs to defeat the evil that haunted them relentlessly .

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