‘Penny Dreadful’ Sequel Scores Almost $25 Million in Tax Breaks for Shooting in La

  • The Wrap
‘Penny Dreadful’ Sequel Scores Almost $25 Million in Tax Breaks for Shooting in La
Showtime’s upcoming “Penny Dreadful” sequel will move its production from Ireland to Los Angeles, and bag $24.7 million in tax credits from California as part of the state’s ongoing Film & TV Tax Credit 2.0 program.

The original “Penny Dreadful” was set in Victorian-era London, and filmed in Ireland. The sequel, titled “City of Angels,” will be set in 1938s Los Angeles. The series is the 16th to relocate its production to California as part of the program, and will spend an estimated $99 million on below-the-line wages and other qualified expenditures.

“Choosing where to set up production for the next chapter of the ‘Penny Dreadful’ fable was one of the most important decisions we had to make, and there were many options we looked into,” said Jana Winograde, co-president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “Shooting in California obviously has many attractions, but without the state’s Film and TV tax credit it could become cost prohibitive.
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