Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Nathan Lane Joins "Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels" Showtime Sequel Series

Tony winner Nathan Lane has been tapped for a lead role opposite Daniel Zovatto and Natalie Dorme in Showtime’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a followup to Penny Dreadful from the original series’ creator, writer and executive producer John Logan.

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.

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 the partner and mentor of young Tiago Vega (Zovatto). The cast also includes series regulars Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves.

Logan is the series’ creator, writer & executive producer. Michael Aguilar also executive produces, with the original’s EPs Sam Mendes & Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street Productions. Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions will produce & James Bagley will serve as co-executive producer. Paco Cabezas is set to direct multiple episodes. Production on the drama series is expected to begin later this year.