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Boat Rocket sells Beacon 23 to Prime Video, Paramount

March 13, 2024

Boat Rocker, the independent entertainment company, has announced a raft of international sales of its scripted sci-fi thriller series, Beacon 23, starring Lena Headey and Stephan James, to leading broadcasters and streamers, including Prime Video (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sub-Saharan Africa) and Paramount (UK and Ireland).

Produced and distributed globally by Boat Rocker, the eight-episode first season of Beacon 23 has been acquired by:

  • Amazon (Prime Video) (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Paramount (Channel 5, My 5, and Paramount+) (UK and Ireland)
  • PCCW Media Entertainment (NOWSTUDIO VOD) (Hong Kong SAR and Macau)
  • Disney (Star) (Bulgaria, The Balkans)

“We’re excited for new international audiences to experience the mystery and intrigue of Beacon 23 as a result of these distribution deals with leading global broadcasters and streamers,” said Jon Rutherford, President, Global Rights, Franchise, and Content Strategy, Boat Rocker Studios. “With an incredible cast and dazzling effects, the series is an original sci-fi psychological thriller of the highest order that grips viewers from the opening scene.”

Based on the best-selling book by Hugh Howey, Beacon 23 takes place in the farthest reaches of the Milky Way and follows Aster (Lena Headey), a government agent, and Halan, a stoic ex-military man, whose fates become entangled after they find themselves trapped together inside one of many Beacons that serve as a lighthouse for intergalactic travelers. Every Beacon is run by one highly trained human and a specialised Artificial Intelligence. Aster mysteriously finds her way to the lonely Beacon-keeper Halan, and a tense battle of wills unfolds. 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.

Season 2 of Beacon 23 is set to premiere April 7th on MGM+ in the US.

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