Penny Dreadful: City of Angels just added another star to its cast, and this time, it’s pulling an alum in to join the fun.
It was announced this week that Rory Kinnear, who played the Creature in the original series, has signed onto the spinoff of the hit horror drama series. Kinnear is slated to be a series regular and will actually get to a “human” this go round.
The English actor will be taking on the role of Dr. Peter Craft, who is not only a German pediatrician but also the head of the German-American Bund. As the head of this organization, Craft hopes it will be able to keep the U.S. safe from the threat of war that is growing in Europe (history tells this was a fail).
John Logan, the creator of both Penny Dreadful and this spinoff, had this to say about Kinnear’s involvement. “It’s no secret that Rory is one of my favorite actors on the planet, and working with him in the original series was inspiring,” Logan said in a statement. “So much so that I wrote this part for him, and I’m thrilled he’ll be joining us in the City of Angels.”
Kinnear is joining quite the roster of stars for the sequel of sorts. Previously announced additions to the cast include Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Adriana Barraza, Jessica Garza, and Johnathan Nieve.
As far as what is known about the new series, it will be set in 1938 Los Angeles, “a time and place deeply infused with social and political tension.” When a grisly murder shocks the city, Det. Tiago Vega (played by Fear the Walking Dead‘s Daniel Zovatto) becomes embroiled in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles.
At this time, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels does not have a premiere date. Production, though, is slated to start later on this year.