A battle rages in the first trailer for “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” which reveals that a battle has begun with humanity’s fate hanging in the balance. On one side of the battle is Natalie Dormer’s (Game of Thrones) Magda, a shape-shifting demon who believes that humanity will always succumb to temptation. Magda’s sister Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo) stands on the other side believing in people’s natural goodness. The question is, who will win?
From the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan, “City of Angels” is set in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder rocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto) finds himself entwined 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 wrestling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.
Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno), Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami”), Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dominic Sherwood (Shadowhunters), Ethan Peck (“Star Trek: Discovery”), stars alongside “Mad Men” actor Michael Gladis, Daniel Zovatto (Don’t Breathe), Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves, Nathan Lane. Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, and Lin Shaye.
Gladis stars as Councilman Charlton Townsend, the ambitious head of the L.A. City Council’s Transportation Committee and a man of killer instincts and ruthless political wiles. Izzo will play the role of Santa Muerte, the Angel of Holy Death and sister of the charismatic demoness, Magda (Dormer). Rodriguez will play Raul Vega, the eldest son of the Vega family and a righteous union leader and advocate for his people.
“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” premieres Sunday, April 26th at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.