While weâ€™ll always have a soft spot in our black hearts for moved to 1938 Los Angeles.
Showtime just shared its first teaser for gothic horror series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, which kicks off with what looks like a slasher-movie twist on L.A. Confidential before showing us Dormerâ€™s characterâ€”a stylish demon named Magda who can change her shape at will. We also get glimpses of the storyâ€™s main conflicts, as the LAPDâ€™s first Latino detective (Daniel Zovatto) and his family face displacement thanks to a massive Los Angeles freeway construction project while he and his partner (Nathan Lane) are tasked with solving a hideous murder.
We also get a peek at Magdaâ€™s sister, Santa Muerte (Lorenza Izzo), as well as some other flashes of 1930s culture beyond cars and fashionâ€”including what sure looks like a version of evangelical superstar Aimee Semple McPherson, and, inevitably, Nazis. Thereâ€™s always gotta be some Nazis.
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels hits Showtime in the U.S. on April 27. It does not currently have an Australian release date.