Game of Thrones‘ Natalie Dormer (“Margaery Tyrell”) will play Magda, a supernatural demon, in the upcoming season of Penny Dreadful. According to Showtime’s official announcement, Dormer’s character “can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.”
Showtime announced they’d revived the critically acclaimed series in November 2018 and revealed the new chapter in the series will be called Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. In addition to Dormer, the new season will star Daniel Zovatto (Lady Bird), Jessica Garza (The Purge), and Johnathan Nieves (New Amsterdam).
Series creator John Logan returns as writer and executive producer. Kidding‘s Michael Aguilar, Sam Mendes, and Pippa Harris are also on board as executive producers. Paco Cabezas directed four episodes of the show’s original run and will direct episodes of the new chapter which will begin production later this year.
Details on the New Penny Dreadful Chapter, Courtesy of Showtime:
A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the 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.