Freeform has ordered a second season for its new sci-fi hit Beyond.
The story of Holden Matthews – a young man who awakens from a twelve-year coma with powers he neither understands, wants nor can control – has become a ratings bonanza for the network through a combination of linear (weekly) viewing and bingewatching the entire first season.
For those who are interested in the numbers, read on.
Burkely Duffield has one of those everyman faces. The 24-year-old Canadian actor has started to string himself an impressive list of credits that include appearances in Minority Report The TV Series, Warcraft: The Beginning, The Tomorrow People and Supernatural. He’s now getting his big break heading up Freeform’s Sci-Fi series Beyond. If Stranger Things and Kyle XY had a baby it’d be Beyond. Beyond’s has a special 2-hr premiere Monday, January 2, 2016. The entire series is also going to be streaming on Freeform’s App after the special premiere. I’m not clear on if it’s going to be all 10 eps or will just be weekly.
At Freeform’s New York Comic-Con 2016 panel for Beyond, the network announced that the entire first season of the series would be available for binge-watching multiple digital platforms, including the Freeform app, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu. The online release will be simultaneous with the broadcast premiere.
Beyond tells the story of Holden, a young man who comes out of a twelve-year coma to discover he has unique abilities – that ‘propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.’
Beyond premieres on Monday, January 2, 2017 (9/8C). check out the trailer after the jump.
Freeform has begun production on Beyond, an new drama series starring Burkely Duffield (House of Anubis) as Holden, a young who awakens from a coma after 12 years to discover he now has new abilities – new abilities that thrust him into the middle a dangerous conspiracy.
Beyond is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and numbers David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Tim Kring (Heroes) among its executive producers. For further details, follow the jump.
ABC Family’s supernatural pilot Beyond begins production next week in Vancouver, British Columbia. Beyond was created by Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) who will executive produce along with Tim Kring, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
The drama which follows a young who wakes up from a 12-year coma with supernatural abilities has cast Callan McAuliffe as the lead character, Holden – emotionally a teenager, physically an adult and completely at sea with his newfound abilities.
Jordan Calloway (Recovery Road) plays Holden’s best friend, Kevin; Dilan Gwyn (DaVinci’s Demons) stars as Willa, the woman who warns Holden he’s in danger; Romy Rosemont (Glee) is Holden’s mother, who never gave up on him; Michael McGrady (Ray Donovan) costars as Holden’s withdrawn father, Tom, and Burkely Duffield (The Tomorrow People) is Tom younger brother, who suddenly finds himself having to be the big brother to the lost Holden.