Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1

Set in 1938 Los Angeles, this Penny Dreadful spinoff series combines the social tension of the era with supernatural elements from Mexican-American folklore.

2020USA
DramaFantasyHorror

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
27 April 2020

Santa Muerte

Los Angeles, 1938. LAPD detective Tiago Vega and his partner, Lewis Michener, investigate a murder. 

EPISODE 1.2
4 May 2020

Dead People Lie Down

Raul Vega lies on the brink of death; Tiago and Lewis meet radio evangelist Sister Molly Finnister; Councilman Townsend furthers his political goals.

EPISODE 1.3
11 May 2020

Wicked Old World

Tiago and Molly try escaping their complicated lives. Lewis interrogates a Cal-Tech student. Townsend and Alex's agenda is jeopardized by a Councilwoman.
EPISODE 1.4
18 May 2020

Josephina and the Holy Spirit

Tiago scours Sister Molly's beach house for clues. Peter Craft invites Elsa to a party at his home. Lewis asks a gangster to help battle the growing Nazi menace in LA.
EPISODE 1.5
25 May 2020

Children of the Royal Sun

Josefina confides in Sister Molly, who's shocked to discover Josefina is Tiago's sister. Tiago and Lewis's investigation takes them to the Vega House. 

EPISODE 1.6
1 June 2020

How it is with Brothers

Tiago and Lewis interrogate Diego. Adelaide warns Molly about her personal desires. Townsend learns of Kurt's surprising past.

EPISODE 1.7
8 June 2020

Maria and the Beast

Molly visits Tiago at his apartment. Dottie and Lewis confront Brian. Elsa and Frank move in with the Crafts. Alex and Townsend discuss how to defeat Councilwoman Beck. Maria summons Santa Muerte.

EPISODE 1.8
15 June 2020

Hide and Seek

Lewis confronts Townsend in his office. Rio implores Mateo embrace her and the Pachucos. Peter visits Linda at the asylum. Townsend and Kurt go on a dangerous outing. 

EPISODE 1.9
22 June 2020

Sing, Sing, Sing

Tiago and Lewis make bold decisions. Townsend is forced to turn to a last resort. Peter decides to take Tom, Trevor and Frank to the movies. Tiago and Molly go dancing at the Crimson Cat,... MORE where they confront the rest of the Vega family.

EPISODE 1.10
29 June 2020

Day of the Dead

Peter Craft, Elsa and the boys are trapped amidst a riot. Townsend celebrates the rise of his political fortune. Tiago and Molly face reality about their relationship. The Vegas celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels - Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

I still would have preferred more rigor and investment — but without the Penny Dreadful title, the result would have felt like less of a bait-and-switch.

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Salon

Salon

Behold the spectacle, then, and let that be enough. To expect anything else it to cast a prayer into the void. Maybe something will answer, but what it says might not fulfill you.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Over halfway into its season, it’s unclear if, and how, the show can recollect the Pandora’s box of horrors it’s released. But Penny Dreadful: City of Angels so far offers an entertaining promise to figure it out.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The new Penny Dreadful is new — a completely separate story set decades later and half a world away from the gone-too-soon gothic horror. In this one, the characters see the sun.

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Variety

Variety

In setting, tone, and several fine and evocative performances, “City of Angels” cements itself as a fine entrant in the horror-on-TV genre.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Had the series pared down its plotlines the characters could shine more, their motivations crystallize, instead of feeling like they’re 20 characters in search of an exit.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Other than a few fun scenes and a scene-stealing performance from Natalie Dormer, it’s just too inconsistent and flat overall to connect as anything but a footnote to the first series for now.

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