The first trailer for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the spinoff to Showtime’s horror drama Penny Dreadful, is out.The action shifts from Victorian London to Los Angeles during the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s.The original series, starring Eva Green in the lead, was a beautifully shot and well-written horror fare that used characters from the literature of the era — Dorian Gray, Count Dracula, Victor Frankenstein and his monsters.
City of Angels is nothing like that, though this is not necessarily a bad thing. It explores racial tensions between the white and Mexican-American community. Of course, being a Penny Dreadful spinoff, there is a supernatural element, chiefly in the form of Natalie Dormer’s character, which is a Devil-like character. The show also touches upon the impending Nazi threat.Penny Dreadful City of Angels premieres on April 26 on Showtime in the US.