Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Production is to begin next year on the horror drama, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
Set in 1930s California, the series is a follow-up to Penny Dreadful, which took place in late 19th century London.
Penny Dreadful creator, writer and executive producer John Logan is also onboard for City of Angels, which a press release said would be steeped in the Mexican-American folklore and social tension of the era.
No casting for the new show has been announced yet.
"Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the Penny Dreadful London storylines," Logan said in a statement Thursday.
"We will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same," he added. "There are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice."
Logan said two years ago that he had always imagined the first Penny Dreadful series, which wove together dark stories from Victorian literature, as a three-season saga focused on Green's character, Vanessa..
"I created Penny Dreadful to tell the story of a woman grappling with her faith, and with the demons inside her. For me, the character of Vanessa Ives is the heart of this series," Logan said as he announced the show would not return for a fourth season. "From the beginning, I imagined her story would unfold over a three-season arc, ending with Vanessa finally -- and triumphantly -- finding peace as she returns to her faith."
Sometimes what’s dead doesn’t always remain.#PennyDreadful returns to @Showtime with Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, this next chapter will explore a mix of the supernatural within a genuine historical backdrop infused with Mexican-American folklore. pic.twitter.com/2QzPnTPDTL— Penny Dreadful (@SHO_Penny) November 1, 2018