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WATCH: Check out the First Trailer for ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’

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The first trailer has dropped for the highly-anticipated series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, and it looks like this story could be one for the books.

The trailer presents Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) as Magda, a shape-shifting demon who believes that humans are corrupt and will always succumb to vice and greed, pitted against Lorenza Izzo (The House with a Clock in its Walls) as Santa Muerte, the Angel of Death who believes there is still hope for good in mankind.

The series, which takes place largely in Los Angeles in 1938, comes packed with an all-star cast including Nathan Lane (The Birdcage), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Daniel Zovatto (Don’t Breathe), Adriana Barraza (Drag Me to Hell), Thomas Kretschmann (Blade II), and Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone) to mention just a few.

Dormer’s Magda appears in three of her guises in the trailer which she’ll use to tempt humans into giving over to their worst selves. With cultures clashing, Nazis on the rise, and more than a few personal battles to fight at home, these characters will definitely be put through the wringer as only Penny Dreadful can.

Billed as a spiritual descendant to the original series which ended in 2016 after three seasons, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set to debut on April 26, 2020 at 10 pm ET on Showtime, and you can bet we’ll be watching.

Will you?

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think of this new series in the comments below!

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.