CBS' Strange Angel — New Trailer

source:   www.cbs.com

added: Wed, May 23rd '18

CBS All Access, the TV network's newly minted subscription streaming video service, is gearing up to release a new original web series next month, which shows lots of promise as well as features a strong cast.

"Strange Angel" is a 1940s-era drama series that's executive produced by Ridley Scott and stars Jack Reynor (Sing Street, Transformers: Age of Extinction) as John Parsons, a real-life rocket propulsion engineer who was known for dabbling in the occult -- particularly within the Los Angeles underground black magic sex scene in the early '40s, which included a secret club of notable scientists and science-fiction writers as well as Hollywood stars.

The cast also includes "Homeland" actor Rupert Friend as Parsons' next-door neighbor who introduces him to the occult, while Bella Heathcote (The Man in the High Castle) co-stars as Parsons' wife.

Acclaimed filmmaker David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Pete's Dragon) directs the pilot episode of the eight-episode streaming series, which is based on George Pendle's biographical book "Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons."

Created and written by screenwriter Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins), "Strange Angel" is premiering Thursday June 14th, streaming exclusively on CBS All Access.

synopsis:
Strange Angel, a drama series created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Wrestler) and based on George Pendle's book of the same name, explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.

The story follows the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.

 

directed by   David Lowery (pilot)

starring   Jack Reynor, Rupert Friend, Bella Heathcote, Rade Serbedzija, Michael Gaston, Elena Satine, Zack Pearlman, Peter Mark Kendall, Greg Wise, Keye Chen

release date   June 14, 2018 (on CBS All Access)

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