‘Game Of Thrones’ Actress Natalie Dormer To Star In ‘Penny Dreadful’ Sequel Series
Natalie Dormer has found her new home at Showtime. After starring in HBO’s Game of Thrones for the past six years, the 37-year-old British actress has signed on to headline the upcoming Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, the sequel to the highly successful Penny Dreadful, which ended in 2016. The sequel, like the original show, delves into the supernatural world, but this time it will be set in 1938 Los Angeles as opposed to the Victorian-era setting of the original series.
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Dormer will star as Magda, a supernatural demon who can take on the appearance of anyone she pleases. She joins a cast that already includes Daniel Zovatto (Fear The Walking Dead), Jessica Garza (The Purge) and Jonathan Nieves (New Amsterdam). Yesterday, it was announced that Hollywood veteran Nathan Lane would also be joining the series as a hardened LAPD detective.
City of Angels comes off the heels of its highly successful predecessor, which was nominated for 13 Emmy awards and one Golden Globe, and received three BAFTA awards in 2015. The sequel will be headed by John Logan, series creator and executive producer of the original Showtime series, along with Michael Aguilar and Neal Street Productions. Paco Cabezas, who directed a number of episodes for the original series, is on board to direct once again. A premiere date has not yet been announced, and production is slated to begin later this year.
Dormer’s previous credits include Game of Thrones and Showtime’s The Tudors, in which she played the ill-fated wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn. Her film credits include appearances in franchise films such as The Hunger Games and Captain America: The First Avenger and a starring role in 2018’s In Darkness.