Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Nathan Lane is joining the cast of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
Lane will play Lewis Michener, a veteran LAPD officer who partners with Detective Tiago Vega (Zovatto). Vega is swept up in the city's social and political tensions following a grisly murder.
City of Angels takes place in 1930s Los Angeles and features new characters and storylines. Original series creator John Logan will return to write and executive produce the new series.
Showtime confirmed Lane's casting in a tweet Tuesday.
"Emmy and Tony Award Winner Nathan Lane will be joining the next chapter of the @SHO_Penny saga with #PennyDreadful: City of Angels. #Showtime," the post reads.
Lane plays Pepper Saltzman in a recurring role on Modern Family, and appeared on The Blacklist in 2018. He is known for starring in the Broadway production of The Producers.