The pay cable network also released the first teaser for the series, which stars “Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer and Daniel Zovatto. Watch the video above.
Showtime describes the series as “a spiritual descendant” of the original “Penny Dreadful,” which was set in Victorian-era London. The new series “opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension.” Dormer plays Magda, a shape-shifting demon and “agent of chaos.”
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Along with Dormer and Zovatto, the series stars Nathan Lane, Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Adam Rodriguez, Thomas Kretschmann, Dominic Sherwood and Ethan Peck. Rory Kinnear, who played Frankenstein’s Monster on the original “Penny Dreadful,” will play Dr. Peter Craft, a successful German pediatrician and the head of the German-American Bund,