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Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: Though City of Angels' host of interesting characters would be better served if there were fewer of them, twisty plotting and superb performances are bound to satisfy Penny Dreadful devotees.


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A spiritual descendant of the PENNY DREADFUL story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop. This chapter is a bold new vision that will employ all new characters and storylines.


Nathan Lane
as Lewis Michener
Daniel Zovatto
as Tiago Vega
Jessica Garza
as Josefina Vega
Johnathan Nieves
as Mateo Vega
Adriana Barraza
as Maria Vega
Rory Kinnear
as Dr. Peter Craft
Michael Gladis
as Charlton Townsend
Lorenza Izzo
as Santa Muerte
Thomas Kretschmann
as Richard Goss
Ethan Peck
as Hermann Ackermann
Kerry Bishé
as Sister Molly
Amy Madigan
as Adelaide Finnister
Brent Spiner
as Ned Vanderhoff
Lin Shaye
as Dottie Minter
Adam Rodriguez
as Raul Vega
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Critic Reviews for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (10)

Surprisingly tame for a show about racial strife, Nazis, and supernatural beings.

April 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Had the series pared down its plotlines the characters could shine more, their motivations crystallize, instead of feeling like they're 20 characters in search of an exit.

April 20, 2020 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The show has a more LA Noir vibe going on, but this is never fully explored. At the end of each episode, you're left feeling that they need to ditch the penny dreadful and pick up a blood-spattered Sam Spade novel instead.

July 14, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Fans of the original are in for a big disappointment if they expect more of the same, but those coming in fresh will be greeted by a diluted supernatural element of intrigue.

July 8, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The name Penny Dreadful comes from the cheap, lurid 19th-century publications, a tradition the original honoured. This is more like American Horror Story without the camp - or the chills.

July 2, 2020 | Full Review…

It's classic, and perhaps over-familiar, noir-esque territory, but Logan has given it a left-field spin with the introduction of a supernatural and spiritual dimension.

July 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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