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Beacon 23: Lena Headey’s sci-fi drama series moves to MGM+


Beacon 23: Lena Headey’s sci-fi drama series moves to MGM+ 3

Lena Headey‘s (DreddGame of Thrones) sci-fi drama series Beacon 23 is changing coordinates for its inaugural streaming launch. The show, initially set to stream on Spectrum and, later on, AMC, is moving to MGM+, formally known as Epix.

The eight-episode series based on Hugh Howey’s novel of the same name takes to the stars with a two-episode launch on November 12 at 9 p.m. Beacon 23 follows two people, Halan (Stephan James) and Aster (Headey), whose fates become entangled after they find themselves trapped together at the end of the known universe. Per Deadline, Headey’s Aster mysteriously finds her way to a lonely beacon keeper, Halan, on his lighthouse in the darkest recesses of space. A tense battle of wills unfolds as Halan begins to question whether Aster is a friend or foe, as her ability to disguise her agenda and motives could make her a formidable opponent.

Headey and James lead the cast, with Bo Martynowska, Daniel Malik, Dylan Taylor, Noah Lamanna, David Tompa, Ben Cain, Cyrus Faird, Jaeden Noel, Dani Klupsch, Ellen Wong, Sydney Ozerov-Meyer, and more.

Created by Zak Penn, who serves as showrunner on the series, Beacon 23 presents an intense story of isolation, deception, and secrecy. Penn and Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) served as showrunners and executive produced the drama from Boat Rocker Studios alongside David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, James Middleton, Nick Nantell, Tina Thor, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Elisa Ellis, Liz Varner, Ira Steven Behr, Daniel Percival, Joy Blake, Headey and James.

Beacon 23 is a series in the best tradition of thought-provoking genre storytelling,” commented Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “With the incredible vision of Zak Penn and Glen Mazzara, riveting performances by Lena Headey and Stephan James, and an exciting world-building design, Beacon 23 is essential viewing for fans of premium science-fiction drama.”

Beacon 23 is a rare psychological thriller whose rich characters and gripping storylines take you to some pretty unexpected places. We’re grateful to our creative partners for helping bring this epic story to life,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Executive Chairmen of Boat Rocker Media and Co-Chairmen of Boat Rocker Studios.

Being trapped in space is bad enough, but add a sketchy companion to the mix, and you’re asking for trouble. Paranoia keeps you healthy, but that feeling of unease will eat you alive if the nagging voices in your head have their way. Your only choice is to remain vigilant, triple-check your work, and always keep a weapon beneath your pillow.


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