The series, which is described as a “spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story” takes place in 1938 Los Angeles when a grisly murder shocks the city. Lane joins the show as Lewis Michener, a veteran officer in the LAPD who is said to be “wise to the ways of the world and ruthless in pursuit of his goals.” Michener is the partner/mentor of the central character, Detective Tiago Vega, played by Daniel Zovatto. The cast also includes Jessica Garza and Jonathan Nieves.
According to a press release, “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.”
Penny Dreadful creator John Logan returns as the creator, writer, and executive producer on the new series, which is expected to begin production later this year.