Freeform is making a major move for their new series Beyond.
The show will launch on the cable channel on Monday, January 2, but beyond that — see what we did there? — the entire first season will also be available to stream on several digital platforms on that opening night.
Here’s the press release with more details; a trailer follows below.
FREEFORM GOES ‘BEYOND’ TRADITIONAL SERIES LAUNCH FOR NEW SCI-FI SAGA ‘BEYOND’ MAKING FULL SEASON AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE BINGE SIMULTANEOUS WITH LINEAR PREMIERE
In a Network First, All Ten Episodes of ‘Beyond’ Will Be Available Via Digital Platforms, Including the Freeform App, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu Simultaneous with the Two-Hour Television Premiere Event on Monday, January 2
During the New York Comic Con panel for “Beyond,” Freeform announced that the highly anticipated series will have its on-air debut on MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. EST, with a special two-hour premiere event. Additionally, the network announced that on January 2 at 9:00 p.m., the entire first season of “Beyond” will be available on multiple digital platforms, including the Freeform app, Freeform.com, On Demand and Hulu.
“The premiere of ‘Beyond’ marks an important milestone in the history of Freeform, nearly a year since our rebrand,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. “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. In the same way we modernized our brand, we are modernizing how we bring our shows to our audience. ‘Beyond’ is our first, and definitely not our last, ‘binge-from-the-start’ show.”
“Beyond” is a one-hour drama about Holden, 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 and 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?
“Beyond” stars Burkely Duffield (“House of Anubis”) as Holden Matthews, Romy Rosemont (“Glee”) as Diane Matthews, Michael McGrady (“American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson”) as Tom Matthews, Jonathan Whitesell (“Once Upon a Time”) as Luke Matthews, Dilan Gwyn (“Da Vinci’s Demons”) as Willa and Jeff Pierre (“Shameless”) as Jeff McArdle.
From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, “Beyond” is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”). Tim Kring (“Heroes”), David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”), Steven Adelson, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will serve as executive producers.