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Sci-Fi Series Beyond: Waking Up With Superpowers After a 12 Year Coma

Image for sci-fi series Beyond, from Freeform

Freeform offers viewers a variety of options for watching sci-fi series Beyond.

The science fiction continues to roll out of the New York Comic Con, this time in the form of a new trailer for sci-fi series Beyond, coming from Freeform (a cable channel arm of ABC). Beyond follows Holden (played by Burkely Duffield) who was put into a coma after a strange, possibly alien encounter at a young age, and wakes up 12 years later with new abilities and powers that put him squarely in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now, Holden has to survive while trying to adapt to his new world and figure out both what happened during those 12 years, and why it happened to him.

NYCC Trailer for Sci-Fi Series Beyond

[The NYCC Trailer was changed to private, so in its place, here are some promo videos for the series.]

To Binge Watch, or Not To Binge Watch?

Interestingly, Freeform will be trying something new (for them) with the release of Beyond. The series will premiere with a two-hour episode on January 2nd, 2017, at 9 PM, and will follow a traditional week by week release afterward. However, at the same time the series premieres, they will make the entire first season of the series available through both Hulu and On Demand, offering fans the chance to binge-watch the series.

Regarding the release, Freeform’s president Tom Ascheim said that “The premiere of Beyond marks an important milestone in the history of Freeform, nearly a year since our rebrand. One of the promises we made to our audience at the time was to create content they love and to make that content easily accessible. Beyond helps us live up to both promises.” Ascheim added Beyond would not be the only show they offered in binge form.

According to a Deadline report, NBC has won a competitive round of bidding for the rights to a TV series adaptation of Ben H. Winters sci-fi mystery novel The Last Policeman. The network has given a pilot commitment to The Last Policeman adaptation, which Neal Moritz (Preacher, Total Recall) will be producing. Winters will be handling the scripting for the pilot, as well as executive producing on the series. The book was originally optioned right after it was released in 2012, by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who intended [Click here to read more…]

The sci-fi series Beyond is created, written and executive-produced by Adam Nussdorf (who took part in both the TRON: Uprising animated series and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) and he’ll be aided by producing partners such as Tim Kring (Heroes) and David Eick (Battlestar Galactica).

Featured Image: Freeform / ABC / Disney

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