Over at Deadline, they’ve announced that a follow up to the classic gothic adventure show Penny Dreadful is in the first stages of production.
The original Penny Dreadful was a delight of a show, filled with gothic tragedy and characters beloved from literary history. This new season takes place in 1938 Los Angeles and explores the racial and social tensions of the era, while introducing a new conflict between characters connected to Santa Muerte and characters connected to the devil. It will introduce new characters and stories unconnected to the previous series.
“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.”
Can’t wait to get more details, which we’ll share with you as they develop.