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Apr 27, 2020. 21 comments

The City Of Angels becomes a battleground in Penny Dreadful premiere

The City Of Angels becomes a battleground in Penny Dreadful premiere
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“All mankind needs to be the monster he truly is... is being told he can.”

Like The Terror: Infamy, Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels is a spin-off (or, in this case, a “spiritual sequel”) in name only. Even with Penny Dreadful creator John Logan shepherding the series, very little of his original concept made the trip over from England to...

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Apr 22, 2020.

Penny Dreadful creator John Logan on entering his City Of Angels

Penny Dreadful creator John Logan on entering his City Of Angels

When Penny Dreadful ended its third season in 2016, show creator John Logan announced that the show was finished. It had run its course, and its stories had been told. As it turned out, though, Logan had more ideas in the tank.

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Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels , which premieres April 26 on Showtime . Following various families living in 1930s Los Angeles, the show plays with fantastical...
Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jan 14, 2020. 19 comments

The Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels trailer promises dark magics in 1930s L.A.

The Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels trailer promises dark magics in 1930s L.A.

Showtime’s new Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels may be set in the same universe of its previous gothic-horror fantasy Penny Dreadful, but there’s not a lot they seem to share, save for the existence of magic. Instead, creator John Logan has found a new muse in the racial and political tensions generated at a time when rapid technological and industrial change was transforming the landscape of...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Nov 04, 2016. 19 comments

Meryl Streep recruits Penny Dreadful’s John Logan for her miniseries

Meryl Streep recruits Penny Dreadful’s John Logan for her miniseries

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Meryl Streep’s J.J. Abrams miniseries now has a showrunner in the form of John Logan, late of Penny Dreadful. Logan of course has a long history in highbrow dramas and theater—all things Streep loves. He’s been nominated for three Oscars—for Hugo, The Aviator, and Gladiator—and his play Red won the Tony in 2010. The limited venture is based on the new...

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