It seems that the long-awaited return of Showtimes Penny Dreadful will in fact come to fruition the fourth season will however have some changes. In order to keep what many fans believe to be a great ending to the characters in the 3 prior seasons, Penny Dreadful will now take place in Los Angeles, CA and will be filmed in California. This is thanks to California’s Film and TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 moving the previous production from Dublin to Los Angeles. John Logan, the series creator, and Michael Aguilar serving as showrunners, the new season will be titled Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and will take place in 1938 L.A.

Thanks to Deadline we have a Synopsis and Several Character Bios:


A spiritual descendant of the story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter will employ a new vision, new characters and storylines. It 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 (Zovatto) is 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.


Daniel Zovatto (Fear the Walking Dead) will be the lead role and will play Tiago. Tiago is considered the story’s male protagonist. LAPD’s first Mexican-American detective, Tiago grapples with racism, childhood trauma, and faith issues in 1938 Los Angeles.

Daniel Zovatto

Johnathan Nieves (New Amsterdam) will play Mateo Vega, Tiago’s volatile younger brother. While essentially goodhearted, he lacks the clear strength and ambition of Tiago, so he’s vulnerable to both his own capricious emotions and various influences around him.

Jessica Garza (The Purge) will portray Josefina, the youngest of the Vega family. She plays the part of the quiet and overlooked sister, but possesses a powerful spirit waiting to be unleashed.

Jessica Garza and Jonathan Nieves

Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) will play Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.

Nathan Lane will play Lewis Michener. A veteran officer in the LAPD, wise to the ways of the world and ruthless in pursuit of his goals, Lewis becomes Vega’s partner and mentor. 

Adriana Barraza (Babel) will play Maria Vega, the powerful matriarch of the Vega family. Maria will go to any lengths to protect her children from the dangerous world of 1938 social politics, as well as from the chilling supernatural forces invading their lives.

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