Earlier today we reported on just how well “Beyond” premiered on Freeform, and it seems the network feels the same way we do about the new drama series. The network has already given the show a season 2 order, way ahead of the series finale. Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform, surprised the cast and executive producers with the announcement during their TCA panel today in Pasadena, California.
”Our goal for launching ‘Beyond’ was to give the audience outstanding content in the way they want to watch it,” said Ascheim. “The response has far exceeded our greatest expectations, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and we can’t wait to bring more ‘Beyond’ to its growing fan base.”
“Beyond” launched on January 2, and in a network first, was completely available online. “Beyond” trended during its entire premiere and for 30 minutes following, and according to social media buzz, achieved the highest favorability rating (96%) of the network’s recent original series.
The show is Freeform’s latest one-hour drama, following a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years. He soons discovers that he has new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. According to today’s announcement from the network, “Beyond” has already amassed over 14 million views, including 7.0 million across digital platforms and reaching an additional 7.2 million Total Viewers on linear TV.
“Beyond” is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”). Tim Kring (“Heroes”), David Eick, Steven Adelson, Dan Friedkin, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serve as executive producers.
The series stars Burkely Duffield (“House of Anubis”), Romy Rosemont (“Glee”), Michael McGrady (“Ray Donovan”), Jonathan Whitesell (“The 100”), Dilan Gwyn (“DaVinci’s Demons”), and Jeff Pierre (“Shameless”). Fans can watch the series on Freeform, or on the Freeform app on iOS or Apple TV, as well as other devices like Roku and Amazon Fire devices.