“Showtime has decided not to move forward with an additional period of ‘Penny Dreadful: Metropolis of Angels,’” Showtime mentioned in a statement. “We would like to thank govt producers John Logan, Michael Aguilar and the total cast and crew for their exceptional do the job on this project.”
A successor to Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” “City of Angels” was set in 1938 Los Angeles and starred Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishé, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves. Recurring visitor stars included Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Amy Madigan, Brent Spiner, Lin Shaye, Thomas Kretschmann, Dominic Sherwood, and Ethan Peck.
“City of Angels” acquired good reviews upon its release, with Time 1 keeping a 75% crucial acceptance rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Daniel D’Addario wrote at the time, “This collection is aware well that horror exists within the context of historical past — that, certainly, some of the biggest chills of all can be wrung from our authentic-existence inhumanity as witnessed over time. This show’s subplot about Nazi infiltration into the government is performed the two with outsized, creeping dread and with a specified degree of frankness and plainspokenness.”
In the collection, when a grisly murder shocks the town, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his companion Lewis Michener (Lane) turn into embroiled in an epic story that demonstrates the loaded background of Los Angeles: from the creating of the city’s initially freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the perilous espionage actions of the 3rd Reich and the increase of radio evangelism. Right before lengthy, Tiago and his family members are grappling with highly effective forces that threaten to tear them apart.
John Logan, the creator, author and executive producer the authentic “Penny Dreadful,” continued on “City of Angels” in those people same roles. Michael Aguilar also served as executive producer alongside with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris.