Homeland‘s Rupert Friend, Detroit‘s Jack Reynor, and The Man in the High Castle‘s Bella Heathcote star in CBS All Access’ new series Strange Angel, inspired by true events. The new dramatic series just unveiled an official trailer and poster in support of its upcoming premiere on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
The cast also includes Peter Mark Kendall, Michael Gaston, Greg Wise, Rade Šerbedžija, Zack Pearlman, and Keye Chen.
Mark Heyman created the series which is based on George Pendle’s book. Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, and David Lowery serve as executive producers, and Clayton Krueger is a co-executive producer. A Ghost Story‘s David Lowery directs and also executive produces.
The Plot: Strange Angel 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 in 1930s Los Angeles, works as a janitor at a chemical factory but dreams of building rockets that will take mankind to the moon. As he helps pioneer the unknown discipline of rocket science by day, by night, Parsons is pulled into a new occult religion created by Aleister Crowley, performing sex magick rituals to bend the world to his will and make his fantastical dreams a reality.