“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines,” Logan explained. “We will now be grappling with specific historical and real-world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”
A new era has officially begun for the Penny Dreadful franchise. On Thursday, Showtimeannounced that their upcoming spinoff series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, has officially begun production. The announcement was accompanied by a photo of series stars Daniel Zovatto and Nathan Lane in costume.
Light the fires of resistance! Join Deet, Rian and Brea on an epic
quest to find hope in darkness, save Thra, and reveal their destiny.
Nothing will ever be the same.
A Netflix Original Series from the Jim Henson Company and visionary
director Louis Leterrier, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
premieres August 30.
Based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, comes a new horror anthology series from the mind of The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.
This collaboration between director George Romero and horror novelist Stephen King is a loving tribute to the E.C. comic books of the 1950s.
Inspired by the horror yarns found in the pages of EC and DC Comics in the 1950s and hosted by a macabre creature known as The Creep, the original “Creepshow” marked King’s screenwriting debut, with Romero directing all five segments. King himself starred in one of them as a bumpkin forever transformed by his encounter with a mysterious meteorite.
“Watchmen” embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own, per HBO. The minute-long teaser shows off Jeremy Irons (who is apparently playing an older version of Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias) and features multiple mysterious groups — all wearing masks — teasing the “end of the world.”
The show, which is based on Alan Moore’s series, will debut sometime this fall. Watch the video above.
The show’s cast includes Irons, Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.
Not much is known about HBO’s take on the famed comic series, except that it will be separate from Zack Snyder’s 2009 “Watchmen” film. In May of last year, Lindelof took to Instagram to share his early ideas for his take, explaining that the HBO series won’t be an adaptation or a sequel, but a “remix.”
“We have no desire to ‘adapt’ the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. [Dave] Gibbons created thirty years ago,” wrote Lindelof, in a five-page letter he shared on Instagram. “Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted. They will, however, be remixed.”