Season 1 of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels may have only just concluded, but fans are already wondering if and when the series will return for season 2.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is an American dark fantasy show created for Showtime that is a spin-off of the hugely successful 2014 Penny Dreadful series.

Albeit a spin-off, the new series certainly brings enough new material to the table to be considered as its own title.

Whilst City of Angels was initially a slow starter, the series seems to have picked up the pace in the latter end of the season.

Season 1 may have only just concluded, but fans are already wondering if and when the series will return for a second season.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels season 2 renewal status

  • At the time of writing, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels has not been renewed for a second season, nor has it been cancelled by Showtime.

The network will most likely wait a few weeks after the finale releases before making their decision, but right now we are 50/50 on what their decision may be.

According to TV Series Finale, the series only averaged around 352, 000 viewers, which may not be enough to merit renewal from a broadcaster’s point of view.

However, the show has a respectable 81% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 7.49/10. Similar scores are seen on Metacritic and social media has consistently been alive with Dreadful content, suggesting the series has a dedicated fanbase.

Hopefully, we will get a formal announcement on renewal within the next few weeks from Showtime, so keep an eye on this page.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels season 2 release date

  • With no official confirmation that the show will be returning for a second instalment, we have no information on a possible release date.

It was approximately nine months between filming for season 1 beginning and the series premiering in April, indicating (if the writers get a head start on production) we could see season 2 release as soon as April-2021

However, there is always the possibility that there will be major delays to production due to the coronavirus pandemic, especially considering the large urban setting of some scenes.

If renewed, our realistic prediction would be a September-2021 release for season 2.

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels season 2 plot

  • When it comes to the potential plot for season 2, there are so many possible directions that the show could go that it’s difficult to commit to a prediction.

It seems that I am not the only one who shares this sceptical sentiment regarding the storyline for season 2. Jack Wilhelmi from Screenrant explains that the show has “too many storylines” and that it is “a hefty juggling act” from the racial tensions, supernatural elements, historical events and everything in between.

Although to be fair, there was so much world-building that it would be impressive (and probably rushed) if all the loose ends were tied up over just nine episodes. Does this mean the writers were planning ahead for a second season?

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