Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Casts Dominic Sherwood, Five More

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Shadowhunters may have come to a bittersweet conclusion, but another one of its actors had landed a new TV role. 

Dominic Sherwood, who played Jace on the recently canceled Freeform drama, has joined the cast of Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. 

He is one of six new additions, joining the series alongside Adam Rodriguez, Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Thomas Kretschman, and Ethan Peck. 

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The new series is set in 1938 Los Angeles, and focuses on Det. Tiago Vega (Daniel Zovatto), who becomes embroiled in an epic story following a murder that shocks the city. 

It quickly paves the way for Tiago and his family “grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart,” according to the official logline.

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Sherwood will play Kurt, the chauffer and bodyguard for Richard Goss (Kretschmann). There's more to Kurt than meets the eye: an unexpected depth and surprising background.

In addition to his lead role on Shadowhunters, Sherwood has performed on screen in The Cut, Vampire Academy, Billionaire Ransom and Not Fade Away.

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Rodriguez will play Raul Vega, the eldest son of the Vega family and a righteous union leader and advocate for his people.

Wise to the ways of the world, Raul tries to be a father-figure to his brother Tiago (Zovatto).

Rodriguez's credits include Criminal Minds, Empire, Jane the Virgin, The Night Shift, Reckless, Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, Ugly Betty, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Roswell, Resurrection Blvd., All Souls, Felicity and Brooklyn South. He has also directed episodes of Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami (for which he also wrote) and Scorpion. 

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Gladis will play will play Councilman Charlton Townsend, the ambitious head of the L.A. City Council's Transportation Committee; a man of killer instincts and ruthless political wiles.

Gladis' television roles include HOUSE OF LIES, Feed the Beast, Extant, Reckless, Eagleheart and Third Watch.

He has also appeared in such feature films as Terminator Genisys, Not Safe for Work, Devil's Knot and K-19: The Widowmaker.

Izzo will play the role of Santa Muerte, the Angel of Holy Death and sister of the charismatic demoness, Magda (Natalie Dormer).

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Her film and TV credits also include Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The House With a Clock in its Walls, Life Itself, Knock Knock, The Stranger, The Green Inferno, Aftershock, Casual and Feed the Beast. 

Kretschmann will play Richard Goss, an aristocratic and mysterious German architect with grand plans for the future of Los Angeles: a manipulative master builder with unsettling connections to City Hall.

Kretschmann's film and television credits including Berlin Station, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Young Victoria, Wanted, Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story, King Kong, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 24, Valkyrie, Downfall, The Stendhal Syndrome and Stalingrad, as well as voice work in Cars 2, among others 

Ethan Peck as Spock

Peck will play Herman Ackermann, the charismatic second-in-command at the German-American Bund. His aggressive politics, heated rhetoric, and personal magnetism inevitably create tension within the group and for the Bund's leader, Peter Craft (Rory Kinnear).

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In addition to playing Spock in Star Trek: Discovery, Peck has film and TV credits that include The Holiday Calendar, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Madam Secretary, Gossip Girl and 10 Things I Hate About You. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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