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Penny Dreadful spin-off casts Shadowhunters and Star Trek: Discovery stars

Penny Dreadful spin-off City of Angels has cast two big stars of ShadowhuntersandStar Trek: Discovery.

The new show, which will act as a sequel series to the cancelled Showtime series, is set to be "a mix of the supernatural within a genuine historical backdrop infused with Mexican-American folklore".

And helping create that world will be Shadowhunters' Dominic Sherwood – aka Jace Herondale – who will play Kurt, a chauffeur and bodyguard for Richard Goss (Thomas Kretschmann), according to TVLine.

Also joining is Star Trek: Discovery's Spock actor Ethan Peck as Herman Ackermann, the second-in-command at the German American Bund.

The main role is Det Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto), who becomes embroiled in a grisly murder, while Criminal Minds' Adam Rodriguez will play the role of Raul Vega.

Also cast are Years and Years' Rory Kinnear, Mad Men's Michael Gladis and Feed the Beast's Lorenzo Izza, while John Logan will be back as creator, as well as writer and executive producer on City of Angels.

"Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines," he previously said.

"We will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges.

"As always in the world of Penny Dreadful, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice."


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