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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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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A spiritual sequel to the 2014 series Penny Dreadful that took place in Victorian England and starred Eva Green and Josh Hartnett. See more »

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A missed opportunity......
27 April 2020 | by s3276169See all my reviews

What the hell is this? That was my first reaction upon seeing the US version of "Penny Dreadful".

Aside from sharing the same name as the original it has little in common with it. Penny Dreadful was an encyclopedic trip into the world of monsters and the supernatural. A homage to a time of classic horror and Gothic writers like Stoker and Shelly.

What you get here, is yet another politicised drama with racial overtones, that I quickly found preachy, cliched and ultimately, tiresome.

The US has its own rich history of horror writing in the form of Poe and Lovecraft. These and other works could have been explored in an anthology but instead you get this tedious offering.

A missed opportunity, to say the least. 4/10.


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