Rupert Friend joins CBS All Access series Strange Angel
CBS All Access has announced that Emmy Award nominee Rupert Friend (Homeland, Hitman: Agent 47) has joined the cast for their upcoming original drama series, Strange Angel. He will co-star alongside Jack Reynor in the new series from the streaming service.
Friend will play Ernest Donovan, the enigmatic neighbor of Jack Parsons (portrayed by Reynor) who becomes the young scientist’s tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles. A lost soul and drifter, Donovan pulls Parsons out of his humdrum existence and into a strange new religion that encourages its followers to pursue their deepest and darkest desires as a means of bending the world to their will.
The new drama series is created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) and based on George Pendle’s book of the same name, explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction, and is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions. Mark Heyman, David DiGilio, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker will serve as executive producers; Clayton Krueger will be co-executive producer, and David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon) will direct and executive produce.
Strange Angel joins a growing slate of original series in the works at CBS All Access along with its first comedy series, No Activity, streaming now; The Good Fight, returning with season two on Sunday, March 4; and Star Trek: Discovery, with new episodes of season one streaming Sundays after 8:30 PM, ET. CBS All Access’ original series library will continue to expand with the previously-announced $1, Tell Me A Story, and an all-new reboot of The Twilight Zone.
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