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Toronto-Filmed BEACON 23 With Lena Headey & Stephan James Premieres on MGM+

No one escapes Beacon 23 with their sanity.

Toronto-filmed Beacon 23, a sci-fi drama starring Lena Headey and Stephan James trapped on a remote lighthouse in space, premieres on MGM+.

Beacon 23 takes place in the farthest reaches of the Milky Way. Aster (Lena Headey) is a government agent and Halan (Stephen James) a stoic ex-military man, who find themselves trapped inside one of the Beacons serving as a lighthouse for intergalactic travellers. (Each is run by a highly-trained human and a specialized Artificial Intelligence.)

A tense battle of wills unfolds as Halan begins to question whether Aster is friend or foe as her ability to disguise her agenda and motives could make her a formidable opponent.

Adapted from short stories by Silo author Hugh Howey, Beacon 23 is another exercise in claustrophobic world building.

Beacon 23:

Episodes: 10.

Toronto filming dates: April 19 2022 – November 7, 2022.

Creator: Zak Penn.

Showrunner: Glen Mazzara.

Cast: Lena Headey, Stephan James,.

Guest actors: Beacon 23 A.I. voiced by Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Aster’s personal A.I. Harmony by Natasha Mumba, Stephen Root, Barbara Hershey, Eric Lange, Marc Menchaca, Marnie McPhail, Daniel Malik, Carolina Bartczak

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