Lena Headey’s ‘Beacon 23’ Shifts to MGM+

Beacon 23, the thrilling drama featuring Lena Headey, has found a new home. Originally set to air on Spectrum and later AMC, the series will now premiere on MGM, the premium cable network.

Based on Hugh Howey’s book of the same name, the eight-episode series will debut on November 12 at 9 pm, with the first two episodes.

Set in the outer edges of the Milky Way, Beacon 23 follows a government agent, played by Lena Headey (known for her role in Game of Thrones), and a former military man, played by Stephan James.

The two become trapped in one of the many AI-controlled beacons scattered throughout the galaxy. Showrunners and executive producers Zak Penn and Glen Mazzara (known for The Walking Dead) have crafted a captivating story filled with intrigue and suspense.

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Beacon 23 is a series in the best tradition of thought-provoking genre storytelling,” expressed MGM head Michael Wright. “With the incredible vision of Zak Penn and Glen Mazzara, riveting performances by Lena Headey and Stephan James, and an exciting world-building design, Beacon 23 is a must-watch for fans of premium science-fiction drama.”

Originally developed as a Spectrum Original series, Beacon 23 faced a transition when Spectrum’s scripted division dissolved after the departure of Katherine Pope. With the show being left without a home, it found its new place at MGM, becoming the second Spectrum series to be picked up by the network.

Joanne Wells

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