Earlier this week, CBS All Access set a premiere date and released a new trailer for “Strange Angel” season two. The period drama explores the true story of Jack Parsons, a man who explored the realms of science and the occult, while pioneering America’s rocketry program. At the same time, Parsons’ was simultaneously practicing sex magick rituals as a devotee of Aleister Crowley’s religion called Thelema. The cast includes Jack Reynor, Rupert Friend, Bella Heathcote, and Peter Mark Kendall. The network also confirmed that Angus Macfadyen joins the cast in season two as Aleister Crowley.
At the conclusion of the show’s first season, Jack and his team from Caltech made a scientific breakthrough that secured the military’s interest as the country neared the brink of war. In season two, the U.S. is fully engaged in World War II, transforming Jack’s rocketry work into a lucrative business and further entrenching him in the military-industrial complex.
While Jack’s career takes off, he and his wife Susan’s devotion to their new occult religion grows, leading them to invite the sex cult into their Pasadena mansion and Jack to forge a personal relationship with the group’s notorious founder, Aleister Crowley himself.
Fans of the show can set a reminder for “Strange Angel” season two on June 13th. The show is releasing seven new episodes, each dropping one-week apart on CBS All Access. You can watch the official season two trailer below.
If you’re new to the show, there’s time to catch up on the first season. You can all of the episodes on the show’s app.
Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) created the series, which is based on George Pendle’s book of the same name.
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