CBS All Access orders Strange Angel, about a rocket pioneer who dabbles in sex magick

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Aug 2, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery won’t be the only genre-ish TV offering streaming on CBS All Access. The network has announced a new series hailing from Black Swan writer Mark Heyman.

Titled Strange Angel, the drama series follows the life of early rocket pioneer and chemist John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons, who also dabbled in “sex magick rituals” by night and was an occultist. Created and written by Mark Heyman (The Wrestler, Black Swan), the series is based on George Pendle’s 2005 novel, Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons.

According to CBS, Strange Angel will explore the “dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction” and follow “the life of Jack Parsons, a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.”

Strange Angel has nabbed David Lowery (Rectify, Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story) to direct and executive-produce, with CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions producing. Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott, and David W. Zucker will also serve as executive producers, with Clayton Krueger co-executive-producing.

Are you excited to see the life of maverick rocketeer Jack Parsons becoming a TV series?

(via Coming Soon)