CBS All Access has officially axed Strange Angel.
Becoming only the second series to be canceled by CBS All Access, Strange Angel won’t return for a third season on the streaming service. Deadline reported the news earlier this week that the period drama has officially been ended by the service.
Strange Angel revolved around the true story of Jack Parsons. He started as a janitor in a chemical company in the 1930s but would become an integral part of the American rocketry program. Described as an “ambitious blue-collar worker”, Parsons has one of the most interesting stories in American history. However, despite his work with rocketry, Parsons finds himself drawn to the darker side of the world thanks to Aleister Crowley, an infamous occultist.
The series starred Jack Reynor as the lead character as well as Bella Heathcote, Peter Mark Kendall, Greg Wise, Rupert Friend, Rade Šerbedžija, Zack Pearlman, Keye Chen, and Laine Neal. Ridley Scott, Mark Heyman, David DiGilo, and David W. Zucker all served as executive producers on the series, with Heyman also credited as the creator.
Julie McNamara, the EVP of Original Content for CBS All Access, issued a statement regarding the cancellation and thanked the creative forces for Strange Angel.
“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.”
While the show has 71% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and an 88% audience score, it didn’t seem to take off in popularity as CBS All Access had hoped. Critics described the series as being a bit of a slow burn which might have been a problem with hooking new viewers.
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