Showtime's latest original series which takes place in the Penny Dreadful universe? Or just happens to be created by Penny Dreadful creator John Logan who is using the success of his prior series to launch this new series and create a franchise? Penny Dreadful-City of Angels has little apparent relation to its namesake former series. It takes place in Los Angeles and centers around a Latino police detective who is solving a ritual murder and finds himself divided between loyalty to his department and his neighborhood and family when a development project threatens the neighborhood he grew up in. There are two Trek cameos in the pilot, one by Brent Spiner who plays a precint captain? A second cameo is made by Ethan Peck who plays a German-American Nazi sympathizer? Was not expecting to see any Trek alumni in this.