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CBS All Access Axes Drama ‘Strange Angel’

Series Was Based on the Book “Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons”

CBS All Access has opted against a third season of historical period drama “Strange Angel.” Debuting on June14, 2018, “Strange Angel” followed Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor) a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles who started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magic rituals at night, and he became a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.”

“The series brought new meaning to the idea that the truth is stranger than fiction and we are incredibly thankful to the creative team of Mark Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker for their vision, as well as the fantastic cast for bringing the bizarre story of Jack Parsons to life,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content at CBS Access in a statement.

“Strange Angel” was based on the book “Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons” by George Pendle, and was originally developed for AMC.

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