The historical drama, Strange Angel—starring actor Jack Reynor as the series’ lead— was recently cancelled by the streaming service following a Season 2 renewal announcement earlier this year. The series joins CBS’ increasing cancellation roster which also includes fellow drama, One Dollar.
Originally premiering in the summer of 2018, the series was based on the biography Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons by George Pendle who also co-created the series with Mark Heyman, who also executive produces and writes for the show.
“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,” commented CBS All Access’ Julie McNamara–executive vice president of originals.
The series explored the strange yet chaotic intersection of genius level intelligence, madness, real science and science fiction. CBS TV Studios executive produced Strange Angel in partnership with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions. Although CBS All Access did not release the series’ viewership ratings data, Strange Angel currently stands at 71 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its first season, with no score available yet for the series’ season 2.
Following the CBS and Viacom merger, a joint announcement confirmed the news of the streaming network’s addition of Nickelodeon properties to its digital library which will ultimately give the streamer a competitive boost and edge in the ongoing streaming war.
Other series such as: Star Trek, The Good Fight, Twilight Zone,Why Women Kill, Star Trek: Picard, The Stand, Interrogation, and Tell Me a Story, currently make up CBS All Access’ digital library.
Below Strange Angel‘s trailer can be viewed: