Showtime has announced that they will be adding a new installment to their "Penny Dreadful" series titled "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels".
The new season will take place in Los Angeles in 1938 and will focus on Mexican-American folklore, mixing some supernatural aspects into the social climate of the time.
"We were so thrilled when John Logan came to us with this wildly original take on the Penny Dreadful mythology that explores both the human spirit and the spirit world here in California 'Penny Dreadful City of Angels' promises to be an extraordinary saga of familial love set against the terrifying monsters that are around us and within us", said Gary Levine, president of programming for Showtime.
Logan also commented about the project, saying, "'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. 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."
Production for the series will begin in 2019.