Beyond is a show coming to Freeform that puts a new spin on the Science Fiction genre
I have watched plenty of Sci-Fi shows in my life. They can take place almost anywhere and have all kinds of amazing characters. There hasn’t been a show like Beyond before though. I was able to attend the press room for this show at Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. I interviewed the star and two of the executive producers. Here is everything I learned about this new show.
You can read the plot for Beyond below:
Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years, 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?
How did you come up with the idea for this show?
Adam Nussdorf (executive producer): It came from needing to write a script to get a job. It came from a lifetime of loving science fiction films and television shows. Also growing up with these early kind of Spielberg movies like E.T. and Poltergeist and wanting to do something like that. Something that centered on family and something that is character driven. But also takes you places that you don’t expect. It has a supernatural pulse to it.
Can you tell us some of the guest stars that will come up this season?
David Eick (executive producer): We really didn’t focus on guest casting for the first season. Because of the nature of the show was so specific to this one characters point of view. We have guest roles, we have many arcs with different characters. But we weren’t really interested in driving names to the show in its first season because we really want the emphasis to be on Holden.
Adam: In fact, we would usually go in the opposite direction. If, in casting if someone transcended the character and you saw the actor we’d generally go a different way.
What was the biggest challenge for you in bringing this character to life?
Burkely Duffield (Holden): I think all the challenges of the character, it was a fun challenge. I think one of the biggest parts of this character though that I could say was a challenge of creating him was the journey as David and Adam are referencing. This character is constantly gaining momentum in this real world and he is growing up. So he changes from scene to scene and episode to episode as he figures out who he is.
All of these events he finds himself in he learns from and finds out as we all do. We have these certain defining moments of our adolescence that brings us into the young adults that we are and we conduct ourselves a certain way. I think one of the fun challenges of this was building a character from his building blocks of being 12 and 13. Then waking up after a dozen years and creating the character you see on screen.
This show sounds great to me. It has a great cast, a clever plot and amazing characters. If you want to learn more about Beyond head over to this website.