‘Beacon 23’ Renewed For Season 2 By MGM+

MGM+ has renewed sci-fi mystery thriller series Beacon 23 for a second season. The eight-episode season 2 will premiere on the streaming service in April. The news is not a surprise. The series already had been renewed by Spectrum and AMC, where it originally had been greenlit, and MGM+ is now formally committing to air it.

Starring Stephan James and Lena Headey in Season 1, Beacon 23, based on the best-selling book by Hugh Howey,  is created and executive produced by Zak Penn (Ready Player One, Free Guy).

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Set in the farthest reaches of the Milky Way, Season 1 followed Aster (Headey), a government agent, and Halan (James), a stoic ex-military man, whose fates became entangled after they found themselves trapped together inside one of many Beacons that served as a lighthouse for intergalactic travelers. In Season Two, Beacon 23 is now little more than a prison with Aleph onboard, and The Artifact provides more questions than answers. Without a clear path forward, the inhabitants of Beacon 23 must rely on each other, but their conflicting agendas may get in the way.

“The creative team behind Beacon 23 has masterfully brought Hugh Howey’s best-selling book to life, and we’re excited for fans to continue this journey into Beacon 23’s universe of suspense, emotion, and unforeseen twists,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+.

Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield) and Joy Blake (The Passage, Ghost Whisperer) serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on Season 2.

This season will feature James, Natasha Mumba (The Last of Us), and Ellen Wong (GLOW). 

Produced by Boat Rocker, Mazzara and Joy Blake serve as the executive producers alongside Zak Penn, David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, James Middleton, Nick Nantell, Katie O’Connell Marsh, Liz Varner, and Stephan James.

Beacon 23’s Season Two ups the game: more action, more mysteries, more twists, and exciting new characters,” said Mazzara. “It’s a thrill ride. I can’t wait for the audience to see it.”


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