Freeform’s new original series Beyond premiered on Friday evening (October 7) with a special event atÂ New York Comic ConÂ held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The panel included a screening of the first episode in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with executive producers Tim Kring (“Heroes”), David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”),Â Adam Nussdorf (“Once Upon A Time in Wonderland”) and series star Burkely Duffield.
Celeb SecretsÂ hit upÂ New York Comic ConÂ this weekend and was able to get the scoop on Freeform’s newest show fromÂ Burkely, Tim,Â andÂ DavidÂ moments before their panel. Did you know thatÂ BeyondÂ was one of the reasons why ABC Family made the transition toÂ Freeform? Check out the full video below to find out more about the sci-fi drama.
Beyond centers on Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield), a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try to figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?Â
In addition to Duffield playing Holden, BeyondÂ also stars Romy Rosemont (â€œGleeâ€) as Diane Matthews, Michael McGrady (â€œAmerican Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpsonâ€) as Tom Matthews, Jonathan Whitesell (â€œOnce Upon a Timeâ€) as Luke Matthews, Dilan Gwyn (â€œDa Vinciâ€™s Demonsâ€) as Willa and Jeff Pierre (â€œShamelessâ€) as Jeff McArdle.
The show is a real game-changer to the network, as the entire season will be available for binge watching onÂ multiple digital platforms, including the Freeform app, Freeform.com, On Demand and HuluÂ after the two-hour premiere event this January.
â€œThe premiere of â€˜Beyondâ€™ marks an important milestone in the history of Freeform, nearly a year since our rebrand,â€ said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. â€œOne of the promises we made to our audience at the time was to create content they love and to make that content easily accessible. â€˜Beyondâ€™ helps us live up to both promises. In the same way we modernized our brand, we are modernizing how we bring our shows to our audience. â€˜Beyondâ€™ is our first, and definitely not our last, â€˜binge-from-the-startâ€™ show.â€
We had the opportunity to view the first two episodes this weekend and it will definitely leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The series trailer (which you can watch below) is only a tease of what’s to come. From amazing special effects to a fresh-faced and talented cast,Â BeyondÂ will easily become your newest TV addiction.
Don’t miss the two-hour premiere of Beyond,Â as it will make its television debut onÂ Monday, January 2nd, 2017 @ 9PM ET/PT on Freeform.
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