CBS All Access’ original drama Strange Angel will return for its second season on Thursday, June 13, 2019. New episodes will be unveiled each Thursday to CBS All Access subscribers.
The subscription service’s premiere date announcement was accompanied by the release of the first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season.
The cast of Strange Angel includes Jack Reynor as Jack Parsons, Rupert Friend as Ernest Donovan, Bella Heathcote as Susan Parsons, and Peter Mark Kendall as Richard Onsted. Angus Macfadyen joined the season two cast playing Aleister Crowley.
The series is based on George Pendle’s book. Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) created the series and executive produces with David DiGilio, Ridley Scott, and David W. Zucker. Clayton Krueger is a co-executive producer.
“The period drama explores the bizarre true story of Jack Parsons, a man who straddled the worlds of science and the occult, pioneering America’s rocketry program while simultaneously practicing sex magick rituals as a devotee to Aleister Crowley’s religion, Thelema.
At the conclusion of Strange Angel’s first season, Jack and his team from Caltech made a scientific breakthrough that secured the military’s interest as the country neared the brink of war. In season two, the U.S. is fully engaged in World War II, transforming Jack’s rocketry work into a lucrative business and further entrenching him in the military-industrial complex. While Jack’s career takes off, he and his wife Susan’s devotion to their new occult religion grows, leading them to invite the sex cult into their Pasadena mansion and Jack to forge a personal relationship with the group’s notorious founder, Aleister Crowley himself.”