The first full trailer and poster for season two of the CBS All Access drama Strange Angel arrives one month prior to the new season’s premiere. Season two debuts on June 13, 2019 with each of the seven new episodes released to CBS All Access subscribers on Thursdays.
The cast is led by Jack Reynor as Jack Parsons and includes Rupert Friend as Ernest Donovan, Bella Heathcote as Susan Parsons, and Peter Mark Kendall as Richard Onsted. Angus Macfadyen (The Lost City of Z) joined the season two cast playing Aleister Crowley.
The dramatic series was created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins). Strange Angel is based on the book of the same name by George Pendle which was “inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.”
Mark Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker are the executive producers. 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.”