Natalie Dormer

Showtime has revealed the first trailer for their awesome series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and this show looks fantastic! I loved this new trailer, and it totally got me hooked. While I had some idea of what to anticipate from this show, this trailer surpassed my expectations!

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

Natalie Dormer is playing a role of a demon named Magda, a “shape-shifting hell queen,” and the actress portrayed the character as a “delicious, multi­dimensional thrill,” an “agent of chaos” who can “sow the seeds of the disorder.”

Magda has a sister named Santa Muerte, who is played by Lorenza Izzo, who is an immortal ferrywoman who leads human souls to the afterlife, the Holy Angel of Death is “a force of benign common goodness.” She takes an opposite view on things and has “a very combative and complex relationship” with Magda.

Creator John Logan said the series “is about the social and personal cost that goes into making a great modern metropolis and how the various forces at play in 1938 are the very forces that are playing now. One hundred years before our show, Los Angeles was Mexico. I wanted to tell a story about a Latino family under pressure because of all the forces at play—not only in freeway building but also in crime, law enforcement, and immigration policy.”

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will air on Sunday, April 26th.


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