Penny Dreadful: City of Angels adds Lin Shaye to its growing cast


Penny Dreadful: City of Angels adds three new additions to its cast with Lin Shaye, Amy Madigan, and Brett Spiner. Find out who they’ll be playing.

News about the upcoming Showtime drama series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, continues to pour in as the series prepares to begin production later this year. On the heels of Nathan Lane’s major casting announcement, Deadline has gotten an exclusive about three more additions to the series.

Horror icon, Lin Shaye, is set to board the Penny Dreadful spin-off as a Dottie Minter, an ally to Nathan Lane’s Detective Lewis Michener. Dottie will be an asset to investigating the Third Reich’s growing influence in 1938 Los Angeles. No word on whether or not she will be supernatural or human.

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In addition to Lin Shaye, Showtime has also added award-winning actress, Amy Madigan, best known for her role of Bea McCreedy from the 2007 film, Gone, Baby, Gone. Brett Spiner, of Star Trek fame, is the third addition to the cast.

Per Deadline, it appears Madigan’s character, Adelaide Finnister, will be a potential antagonist as the mother of a radio evangelist and the overseer of the “growing religious empire” in LA.

City of Angels will have a large focus on Mexican-American folklore, and religion will play a significant role in the show. Given her evangelical family, we can safely assume Finnister will portray someone Christian, but we know Santa Muerte will be a worshipped deity on the show as well. Finnister could be pitted against another religious group.

Finally, Brett Spiner will be joining the cast as the Precinct Captain in Boyle Heights, Ned Vanderhoff. He will be battling with keeping his city safe and trying to prevent volatile situations from boiling over and causing panic with civilians.

Shaye, Madigan and Spiner will have recurring roles. They won’t be series regulars.

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At present, Showtime has not given us a release date for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, but it is confirmed to begin production sometime this year. With this in mind, I estimate the show will debut in the first half of 2020.

Are you looking forward to Penny Dreadful: City of Angels? What do you think about the additions to the cast? Let us know in the comments.