Kerry Bishé has joined the cast of Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’. Set in Los Angeles in the 1930s, just prior to the start of World War II, this series was created by John Logan, who previously crafted the original ‘Penny Dreadful’, which was set in Victorian England.
“It opens in 1938 Los Angeles; a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension. When a grisly murder shocks the city, Detective Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto) is embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.”
Bishé will portray Sister Molly, “a charismatic radio evangelist. A beautiful singer and gifted orator, Molly captivates her many faithful followers even as she grapples with the complex demands of her life.” For some time now, the mention of “the rise of radio evangelism” has been mentioned as being a major story point, so expect Bishé’s role to be pretty significant.
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She joins a cast that includes Daniel Zovatto who plays Detective Tiago Vega, the main character of the series. Nathan Lane will portray Tiago’s partner and mentor, Lewis Michener. Natalie Dormer will play shapeshifting demon Magda. Johnathan Nieves and Jessica Garza have been cast as Tiago’s younger siblings, Mateo and Josefina, while Adriana Barraza plays their mother, Maria. Rory Kinnear, who starred on the original ‘Penny Dreadful’ will portray German Dr. Peter Craft.
Bishé may be best known for playing Donna Emerson on AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and followed that with a stint playing Christina Jurado on Netflix’s ‘Narcos’. She also recently appeared on Amazon’s ‘The Romanoffs’, and will appear in an installment of the Apple TV+ anthology ‘Amazing Stories’.
Will you be tuning into this new ‘Penny Dreadful’ series?