CBS All Access explores the dramatic intersection of genius and madness; science and science fiction in original drama Strange Angel.
The 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 true story of Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), a a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker in 1930s Los Angeles.
He 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 magic rituals to bend the world to his will and make his fantastical dreams a reality.
Strange Angel also stars Rupert Friend, Bella Heathcote, Peter Mark Kendall, Michael Gaston, Greg Wise, Rade Šerbedžija, Zack Pearlman and Keye Chen.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions. Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker serve as executive producers. Clayton Krueger serves as co-executive producer, and David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon) directs and executive produces.
Strange Angel debuts June 14.