Jack Reynor has been cast as the lead in American TV show Strange Angel, a new series helmed by David Lowery, whose credits include A Ghost Story, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and the Pete’s Dragon remake.
Lowery is directing the pilot, executive producing and, according to Variety, could end up directing several episodes. The series is a production between CBS All Access and Scott Free Productions.
Reynor’s character, Jack Parsons, has been described as “a brilliant and ambitious blue collar worker of 1930’s Los Angeles who started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry.”
According to the plot synopsis: “Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night and became a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.”
Jack Reynor is known for his roles in Irish films What Richard Did and Sing Street, and has starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Macbeth, and Detroit. His projects this year include The Jungle Book adaptation helmed by Andy Serkis and Old Man in the Gun, which features Casey Affleck and Robert Redford.
Aside from starring in an episode of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, this will mark Reynor’s first major TV role.