#246 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
No. of Season: 1
Showtime opted not to renew Penny Dreadful: City of Angels for a second season. The tenth and final episode of the dark fantasy series aired in June. Though it received decent reviews upon its release, the show was only a middle-of-the-road performer for Showtime. Its freshman run averaged a 0.03 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 348,000 viewers.
A spin-off to Penny Dreadful, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels follows the story of LAPD’s first Latino detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane). When a grisly murder shocks the city, the pair becomes 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. The cast also includes Natalie Dormer, Kerry Bishé, Adriana Barraza, Jessica Garza, Michael Gladis, Johnathan Nieves, and Rory Kinnear.