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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels 

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When a grisly murder shocks Los Angeles in 1938, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener become embroiled in an epic story that reflects the troubled history of the city.

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Series cast summary:
Natalie Dormer ...  Alex / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Daniel Zovatto ...  Tiago Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Kerry Bishé ...  Sister Molly Finnister 10 episodes, 2020
Adriana Barraza ...  Maria Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Jessica Garza ...  Josefina Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Michael Gladis ...  Councilman Charlton Townsend 10 episodes, 2020
Johnathan Nieves ...  Mateo Vega 10 episodes, 2020
Rory Kinnear ...  Peter Craft / ... 10 episodes, 2020
Nathan Lane ...  Lewis Michener 10 episodes, 2020
Dominic Sherwood ...  Kurt 10 episodes, 2020
Julian Hilliard ...  Tom Craft 9 episodes, 2020
Santino Barnard ...  Frank Branson 8 episodes, 2020
Sebastian Chacon ...  Fly Rico 8 episodes, 2020
Adam Rodriguez ...  Raul Vega 8 episodes, 2020
Hudson West ...  Trevor Craft 8 episodes, 2020
Amy Madigan ...  Miss Adelaide 8 episodes, 2020
Thomas Kretschmann ...  Richard Goss 8 episodes, 2020
Kyle McArthur ...  Brian Koenig 6 episodes, 2020
Piper Perabo ...  Linda Craft 6 episodes, 2020
Adan Rocha ...  Diego Lopez 6 episodes, 2020
Lin Shaye ...  Dottie Minter 6 episodes, 2020
Brent Spiner ...  Ned Vanderhoff 6 episodes, 2020
Stephanie Arcila ...  Bernadette Romero 6 episodes, 2020
Scott Beehner ...  Frank Murphy 6 episodes, 2020
Christine Estabrook ...  Beverly Beck 5 episodes, 2020
Lorenza Izzo ...  Santa Muerte 5 episodes, 2020

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1938 Los Angeles is a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega and his partner Lewis Michener 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. Written by SHOWTIME

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Two shows have featured the saying " slowly slowly catchy monkey " here spoken by Nathan Lane as Detective Lewis Michener to Daniel Zovatto as Detective Tiago Vega episode 2 season 2 and in episode 1 of season 3 of 'Killing Eve' spoken by a Russian assassin/trainer Dasha played by Harriet Walter to Villanelle played by Jodie Comer . The phrase is also the titular line of that episode . See more »

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No correlation with the Original Series
28 June 2020 | by dianangochuynhSee all my reviews

What made the original "Penny Dreadful" series excellent was the basis of the "Penny Dreadful" tabloids that were written during that time. Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. The original "Penny Dreadful" brought those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in the psychological thriller that took place in the dark corners of Victorian London.

This new series has fell lack luster in comparison. Although it is interesting in also being a period piece, the parallels end there. This series is more comparable with a less well written "American Gods." The characters are connected in a conflict between the Mexican folklore deity, Santa Muerte, the caretaker of the dead and guide to the great beyond, and her spiritual sister, the demoness Magda, who believes mankind is inherently evil and aims to prove her point.


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23 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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