‘Strange Angel’ is a period drama web series that is based on the biography titled ‘Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons’. The series has been created for television by Mark Heyman, who is best known for having worked with Darren Aronofsky. The show airs on CBS All Access and first premiered on June 14, 2018.
The show revolves around a rocket scientist based out of Los Angeles in the 1940s who secretly happens to be a disciple of the occultist Aleister Crowley. While the series adheres to science, we see the person at the center of it all lead a double life. His personal life is fueled by adherence to all things occult. Not only does this make the show a crazy amalgamation of mysticism and science, but also tracks the rise of Crowley.
Critics have been more or less appreciative of the show, saying, “A beautiful slow burn, Strange Angel shoots for the stars, but gets a little lost in its own orbit.”
Strange Angel Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Strange Angel’ is led by Jack Reynor, who essays the role of Jack Parsons, the central character of the show. Bella Heathcote plays Susan Parsons. Rupert Friend portrays Ernest Donovon. The other members of the cast include Keye Chen as Gui Chiang, Zack Pearlman as Samson Hunt, Rade Serbedzija as Prof. Filip Mesulam, Peter Mark Kendall as Richard Onsted, and Greg Wise as Alfred Miller.
Angus Macfadyen, known for his roles in ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Equilibrium’, joined the cast as Aleister Crowley. Notably, Michael Balin had appeared as Crowley in the previous season as a guest star.
All the main cast members are expected to make a return for season 3.