Beacon 23
Created byZak Penn
Based onBeacon 23
by Hugh Howey
Developed byZak Penn
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
ProducerManny Danelon
Production companies
Original network

Beacon 23 is an upcoming science fiction psychological thriller series based on the short story series of the same name created by author Hugh Howey. Starring Lena Headey and Stephan James, the show is a co-production between Spectrum and Boat Rocker Productions. It is set to premiere on Spectrum Originals in the United States.

Set in the 23rd century, Beacon 23 takes place on a remote "lighthouse" in space.

Cast and characters



Initially development of the series was announced in 2018.[2] In March 2021, Lena Headey was named as the series lead.[3] In September of that same year, Stephan James was named as the co-star of the series[4] Prior to the shows initial broadcast, it was announced that the series would be picked up for a second season.[5]


Principal photography was initially scheduled to begin in Toronto in 2021. After a series of delays, filming finally began on April 19, 2022.[6] The pilot episode was directed by Daniel Percival.


  1. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 17, 2021). "Lena Headey to Star in Zak Penn's Spectrum-AMC Networks Sci-Fi Series 'Beacon 23'".
  2. ^ Bell, Kim (September 14, 2021). "Beacon 23 – What We Know So Far". Looper.
  3. ^ "Lena Headey To Star In 'Beacon 23' Drama Series For Spectrum Originals & AMC Networks". deadline. March 17, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  4. ^ White, Peter (September 10, 2021). "Stephan James To Star Opposite Lena Headey In 'Beacon 23' Drama Series For Spectrum Originals & AMC Networks".
  5. ^ "Season 1 of Beacon 23 to Be Released in 2022".
  6. ^ "Sci-Fi Series 'Beacon 23' Starring Lena Headey Officially Begins Filming".