Produced by Scott Free Productions for CBS All Access
From Executive Producer Ridley Scott & Scott Free Productions comes Strange Angel, a drama series created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science, and science fiction.
Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory who birthed the unknown discipline of American rocketry from mere fantastical dreams that led him there. As he explored, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night, and ultimately became a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.
Set to premiere on June 14th, Strange Angel is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions. Mark Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker will serve as executive producers, with Clayton Krueger as co-executive producer. Also executive producing is the incredible director David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon) who directed the first episodes of the new series.
Watch the trailer and be sure to tune in June 14th on CBS All Access.