‘Homeland’ Star Rupert Friend Joins ‘Strange Angel’ on CBS All Access—Rachel Cruz, The Christian Post
It looks like Rupert Friend will definitely not be back in “Homeland” season 7 to play Quinn. The actor recently joined the new show “Strange Angel,” which will run on the streaming platform CBS All Access.
Friend will star in the new drama alongside Jack Reynor (“Sing Street”). The series comes from executive producer and writer Mark Heyman (“Black Swan”), who will adapt the story from the novel that George Pendle published in 2006 titled “Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life Of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons.”
“Strange Angel” follows Reynor as Jack Parsons, the janitor who works at a chemical laboratory in 1930s Los Angeles. Parsons is also a budding scientist who develops a new discipline involving American rocketry.
Friend plays Parsons neighbor, Ernest Donovan. He convinces Parsons to join him in a cult of magic rituals and sex under the occultist Aleister Crowley. The latter has not yet been cast.
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Friend will play Ernest Donovan, a drifter and lost soul who is the enigmatic neighbor of Parsons (Jack Reynor) and becomes the young scientist’s tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles.
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Rupert Friend will play Ernest Donovan, the enigmatic neighbor of Jack Parsons who becomes the young scientist’s tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles. A lost soul and drifter, Donovan pulls Parsons out of his humdrum existence and into a strange new religion that encourages its followers to pursue their deepest and darkest desires as a means of bending the world to their will.