Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels cast – who stars in the Sky drama?

PENNY Dreadful: City Of Angels is a British-American horror-drama series created by John Logan for Showtime.

The spin off of Penny Dreadful, is back with a sixth episode on Wednesday August 5.

Who is in the cast of Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels?

Natalie Dormer as Magda

Natalie Dormer is an English actress, who plays Magda, a shape-shifting demon.

She's known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn on Showtime series The Tudors, and she gained international attention with her performance of Margaery Tyrell on HBO's Game Of Thrones.

Daniel Zovatto as Santiago 'Tiago' Vega

Daniel Zovatto-Blanco is a Costa Rican American film and television actor plays LAPD agent Tiago Vega in Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels.

Since 2012, he's starred in films of the horror genre, including Beneath (2013), It Follows (2014), and Don't Breathe (2016).

Nathan Lane as Lewis Michener

Nathan Lane is a Tony and Emmy winner, who plays Detective Tiago Vega's partner Lewis Michener.

He has also received two Golden Globe nominations and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kerry Bishé as Sister Molly Finnister

Kerry Lynne Bishé is a New Zealand-born American actress, who is widely known for her lead role as Donna Clark in the series Halt And Catch Fire.

She was also in Scrubs and the film Argo.

Adriana Barazza as Maria Vega

Adriana is a Mexican actress, acting teacher and director.

In 1999 she featured in the movie Amores Perros, and in 2006 she was in Babel, for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Other cast members include:

  • Jessica Garza as Josefina Vega
  • Michael Gladis as Charlton Townsend
  • Johnathan Nieves as Mateo Vega
  • Rory Kinnear as Peter Craft

What is Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels about?

Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels is set in 1938 Los Angeles, and involves Mexican-American folklore as the inspiration behind its league of monsters, along with a dose of man-made horrors.

It is set nearly 50 years after the original series, during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The Third Reich, radical evangelism and institutionalised racism all feed into the twists and turns of the narrative, which kicks off as a grisly murder rocks the city.

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

This time around, Eva Green has been replaced by Game Of Thrones' Natalie Dormer.

Dormer plays a shape-shifting demon called Magda,who she has previously described as a “delicious, multi­-dimensional thrill” to embody.

Where was Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels filmed?

Filming began in August 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

The city is integral to the show's story, however the series' makers almost decided to film it elsewhere.

Had Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels not received lucrative tax credits, it would have been shot in another city, reports the Cinemaholic.

Several recognisable places from Los Angeles were used to film the series, including under the North Broadway Bridge, according to local sources, and Los Angeles City Hall on 200 N Spring Street.

A chunk of the filming was also carried out in Melody Ranch, a production facility in Newhall.

The facility has a 22-acre backlot and soundstages ranging from 6,000 to 22,000 square feet.

How many episodes are there in the series?

Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels is a ten-part drama series, from Tony and Golden Globe winner and three-time Oscar nominee John Logan,

The episodes are:

  1. Santa Muerte
  2. Dead People Lie Down
  3. Wicked Old World
  4. Josephina and the Holy Spirit
  5. Children of the Royal Sun
  6. How It Is with Brothers
  7. Maria and the Beast
  8. Hide and Seek
  9. Sing, Sing, Sing
  10. Day of the Dead


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