CBS All Access Historical Fiction Series Strange Angel AxedPhoto by Elizabeth Lippman/CBS TV News Strange Angel
In a statement provided to the outlet, Julie McNamara, EVP of Original Content for CBS All Access, said, “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.”
The historical fiction series, which was based on the book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, followed the story of Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), janitor by day, rocket propulsion researcher, chemist and Thelemite occultist by, uh, any other time of the day. While it had a fascinating enough premise (so you’d think), Strange Angel joins fellow CBS All Access drama One Dollar in the canceled category.
It’s not all bad news. CBS announced Monday that its merger with Viacom will mean Nickelodeon’s library content will soon be available on CBS All Access, putting the service on par as it delves into the competitive world of children’s programming.