CBS All Access announced today that their forthcoming original drama series Strange Angel will launch on Thursday, June 14. The first season will include 10 episodes and will be available on demand weekly on subsequent Thursdays.
Strange Angel is created by Mark Heyman and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name. The drama series is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.
Jack Reynor will play Jack Parsons, the brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker, who started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that eventually led to the birth of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his endeavor to the stars.
Reynor is joined by Bella Heathcote, Rupert Friend, Peter Mark Kendall, Michael Gaston, Greg Wise, Rade Šerbedžija, Zack Pearlman and Keye Chen.
Strange Angel is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions. Heyman serves as executive producer alongside David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker. Clayton Krueger is co-executive producer while David Lowery directs and executive produces.