Penny Dreadful may have ended back in 2016, but its spirit lives on in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, a new series from John Logan that explores a divided Los Angeles in 1938. As a special treat for horror fans who may be looking for something to pass the time while social distancing, Showtime has released the series premiere online for free ahead of its TV debut on Sunday, April 26th.

You can watch the premiere episode of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels below, and in case you missed it, Lin Shaye previously told us about her role as a Nazi hunter in the new series.

"A spiritual descendant of the original Penny Dreadful story set in Victorian-era London, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels 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) and his partner Lewis Michener (Nathan Lane) become 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. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels will premiere on Sunday, April 26 at 10/9c only on SHOWTIME."

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.