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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Season 1 Episode 1: Episode 1
Hard as it may be to believe, nearly four years have passed since Showtime pulled the plug on the beloved but tragically short-lived pulp-horror drama Penny Dreadful. Fans haven’t forgotten how Showtime handled the hasty timeline of the series’ cancellation, which resulted in a rushed final act for a series that spent its first two seasons reveling in stylized gothic grandeur while delivering meticulously paced narratives and exquisitely drawn characters that deserved a better fate.
Though some may not be ready to forgive Showtime for cancelling Penny Dreadful, it seems series creator John Logan is. Indeed, Logan has already thrown in with team Showtime for another slice of gothic goodness through a “spiritual descendant” of the original series, aptly entitled Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. This time around, Logan and co. are abandoning the shadowy vistas of Victorian London for the mean streets of 1930s Los Angeles, and bringing a distinctly noir-type vibe to a detective tale that promises its own share of macabre madness.
Here’s everything we know so far about Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.