Freeform introduced season one of Beyond on January 2, 2017 and a little over a week later it’s renewed the series for a second season. Beyond debuted to 14 million viewers over its first week in release – 7 million on digital platforms and 7.2 million on TV – with the show earning the network’s highest ratings of any recent original series. Freeform made the entire 10 episode first season available on digital platforms, with 25% of the show’s viewers binge-watching the series in one sitting, according to the network.
”Our goal for launching Beyond was to give the audience outstanding content in the way they want to watch it,” said Freeform President Tom Ascheim, surprising the cast and crew during the show’s Television Critics Association’s panel. “The response has far exceeded our greatest expectations, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and we can’t wait to bring more Beyond to its growing fan base.”
The cast includes Burkely Duffield, Romy Rosemont, Michael McGrady, Jonathan Whitesell, Dilan Gwyn, and Jeff Pierre. Beyond was created by writer and executive producer Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). Tim Kring, David Eick, Steven Adelson, Dan Friedkin, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones also serve as executive producers.
The Plot: Beyond is a one-hour drama about a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.
The next episode will air on January 16, 2017 and is titled ‘The Man in the Yellow Jacket.’ The official synopsis, courtesy of Freeform: “Holden is determined to learn more about the mysterious man who is after him and teams up with a former adversary turned unlikely ally. This pursuit leads Holden to some shocking evidence and a vital clue. The Matthews are unnerved when Jeff, the person they feel is responsible for Holden’s accident, continues to show up in their lives. Luke continues to struggle with his place in the family, now that Holden has returned. Meanwhile, Willa makes a dangerous move while trying to help another comatose patient; and Holden has an awkward encounter when he decides to ask a girl out on a date for the first time.”