Penny Dreadful spin-off sequence Metropolis of Angels, which premiered earlier this 12 months, has been cancelled after only one season.
The Showtime sequence, which starred Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, is ready 50 years after the occasions of the primary sequence in Los Angeles, and options model new characters and storylines.
Described because the “spritual descendent” of the primary sequence – which itself got here to an finish in 2016 – Metropolis of Angels follows the battle between characters linked to deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the satan.
Nonetheless, the broadcaster has determined to not renew the spin-off, confirming in a press release: “Showtime has determined to not transfer ahead with one other season of Penny Dreadful: Metropolis of Angels. We wish to thank government producers John Logan, Michael Aguilar and the complete solid and crew for his or her excellent work on this undertaking.”
Creator John Logan had beforehand instructed The Hollywood Reporter that he had concepts for a second season ought to it’s renewed.
“I’ve a plan in place for subsequent season; I hope it goes on endlessly,” he stated. “There’s a lot historical past that I’m excited to maintain exploring.”
In a two-star review, NME stated of Metropolis of Angels: “The presence of the Penny Dreadful model is sufficient to reel followers in by itself, however this brings with it sure expectations – grisly imagery and complicated, fearsome characters – and these shortly overshadow the fabric we’re offered with on display screen.
“Sadly, it’s a disastrous advertising and marketing determination – and followers in search of extra of Logan’s patented Victorian fantasy-horror will likely be dissatisfied.”
The unique Penny Dreadful sequence ran for 3 seasons on Showtime, and starred Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Inexperienced and Rory Kinnear.