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 …
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