Following the conclusion of its first season, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels has been canceled by the premium network Showtime, according to Screen Rant. Created by John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo), the series was a spin-off from its parent show Penny Dreadful which ran for three seasons from 2014 to 2016. The spin-off series’ first and only season consisted of ten episodes and concluded on June 28 after the first episode was made available for free on Youtube. The series was executive produced by Logan, Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, 1917), Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917), Michael Aguilar (The Departed), and many more.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels was set in 1930s Los Angeles and followed Detective Tiago Vega and his mission to solve a murder case while also uncovering some truths about the city and the people that inhabit it. The series cast included Daniel Zovatto (It Follows, Don’t Breathe) as Vega, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Tudors) as Magfda, Kerry Bishé (Argo, Scrubs) as Molly Finnister, Michael Gladis (Mad Men, Eagleheart) as Charlton Townsend, Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores perros) as Maria Vega, Rory Kinnear (Spectre, Penny Dreadful, Black Mirror) as Peter Craft, and Nathan Lane (The Lion King, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as Lewis Michener.
Showtime commented on the series’ cancellation. “We would like to thank executive producers John Logan, Michael Aguilar, and the entire cast and crew for their outstanding work on this project,” via Variety. Despite the high budget for the horror drama series, the spin-off was not able to garner as high viewership as once anticipated.