Capitalising On Discord
Showtime’s Penny Dreadful spin-off show, Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels, started last Sunday, 26 April, and they have just released a new video previewing its second episode…
Raul Vega (Adam Rodriguez) lies on the brink of death as his brother Mateo (Johnathan Nieves) meets the charismatic Pachuco Fly Rico (Sebastian Chacon). Tiago and Lewis’s investigation leads them to the temple of the radio evangelist, Sister Molly Finnister (Kerry Bishé) and her formidable mother, Miss Adelaide (Amy Madigan). Councilman Townsend (Michael Gladis) and his cunning assistant Alex capitalise on the discord in the city to further their political goals. Peter Craft (Rory Kinnear) has a chance encounter with Elsa at the beach and his sons meet her unnerving boy, Frank (Santino Barnard). Lewis and his old friends investigate clandestine Third Reich activities. Starring Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, and Nathan Lane.
A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become embroiled 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 grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels premiered on Sunday, 26 April at 10/9c only on SHOWTIME.