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Freeform has renewed freshman supernatural/sci-fi series “Beyond” for a second season. Network president Tom Ascheim hopped up onstage in the middle of the show’s TCA session at the winter press tour on Tuesday to deliver the news.
“Beyond,” which stars Burkely Duffield as a young man who comes out of a 12-year coma with special abilities, was an interesting trial on Freeform’s part. The Imperative Entertainment-produced series had a two-hour linear premiere on Jan. 2, but the network also immediately made all episodes of the first season available to stream (one person did so in just under 10 hours, the network said).
Freeform’s first-party streaming data gave it some interesting intel: 26% of the people that binged the show did so in one sitting, and 93% did so in two days. The first season reached 7 million people via digital outlets, a la the Freeform app, and 7.2 million via TV, for »
- Oriana Schwindt
The news was revealed Tuesday during the show's time in front of reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, where the cast and creators were surprised with the renewal announcement by Freeform president Tom Ascheim, who called the decision an easy one.
”Our goal for launching Beyond was to give the audience outstanding content in »
- Lesley Goldberg
Freeform's Beyond is finally upon us!
This fall I had not only the pleasure of interviewing Beyond's "Holden," Berkely Duffield as well as executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Adam Nussdorf (who also created the series), but to attend an exciting event with them in New York City.
The first thing you'll notice when watching the interviews is the terrible lighting.
I considered holding back the videos because of their quality.
But that would have meant denying you what I consider one of the most interesting components from a place like Nycc: chatting with someone in a group setting while they're relaxed and comfortable.
I hope you agree, and despite the lighting, enjoy getting to know Berkely Duffield, Adam Nussdorf and Time in this setting.
Adam Nussdorf had some great insight into what he considers the touchstones of the series, and it's not about traditional "superheroes," which some people »
- Carissa Pavlica
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