Talking about the series, creator John Logan told reporters at the Television Critics Association: “The most important thing to remember for me about this show is, while it’s set in 1938, it’s about 2020.
“Looking over the world landscape now, I am struck by parallels.
“Particularly the rise of extremist political hatred, a sort of racist demagoguery that is taken for granted, by the pernicious influence of foreign power in our electoral process, and particularly by the marginalisation and victimisation of an ethnic community.
“And as the son of immigrants myself, this is a story I wanted to tell.”
Penny Dreadful City of Angels will start on Sunday, April 26 on Showtime.