‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Natalie Dormer Joins Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’

Actress will play Magda, “a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses”

Last Updated: February 23, 2019 @ 9:50 AM

“Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer has joined the cast of “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” Showtime announced Friday.

Dormer will play Magda, a supernatural demon who can take the appearance of anyone she chooses and manifests in a number of guises throughout the story. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally.

While “Penny Dreadful” was set in Victorian-era London, “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) is 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” explores a mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of the period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within the historical backdrop. The series also stars Jessica Garza (“The Purge”) and Johnathan Nieves (“New Amsterdam”).

John Logan, the creator, writer and executive producer of “Penny Dreadful,” will return for its “spiritual descendant” sequel series, “City of Angels.” Michael Aguilar (“Kidding”) will also serve as executive producer. Production on the drama is expected to begin later this year.

Dormer starred as fan favorite and would-be queen Margaery Tyrell on HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.” Before that, she also starred as Anne Boleyn on the Showtime drama “The Tudors,” along with “Picnic At Hanging Rock,” and “Elementary.” In film, she starred in the indie psychological revenge thriller “In Darkness,” which she co-wrote with the film’s director Anthony Bryne. She can also be seen in the upcoming film adaptation of “The Professor and the Madman” and “The Dark Crystal.”

“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” is executive produced by Logan and Aguilar, along with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street Productions. Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions will produce, and James Bagley will serve as co-executive producer. Paco Cabezas is set to direct multiple episodes.