Freeform announced at New York Comic Con on Friday that its sci-fi series Beyond will premiere in January, and will be foregoing traditional viewing schedules in favor of a simultaneous TV and on-demand release.
The two-hour premiere will air on Jan. 2, and, in a first for the network, all 10 episodes of the first season will be made available for streaming on digital platforms at the same time. Despite the binge opportunities, purists can still catch new episodes every week on a regular TV schedule.
“The premiere of Beyond marks an important milestone in the history of Freeform, nearly a year since our rebrand,” Tom Ascheim, Freeform president, said in a statement. “One of the promises we made to our audience at the time was to create content they love and to make that content easily accessible. Beyond is our first, and definitely not our last, ‘binge-from-the-start’ show.”
Beyond stars Burkely Duffield (House of Anubis) as Holden Matthews, a young man who awakens from a 12-year coma with newfound abilities that get him caught up in a conspiracy. Holden must figure out what happened to him in those 12 years, and why it happened to him.
The show was created, written, and executive-produced by Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), and is executive-produced by Tim Kring (Heroes), David Eick (Battlestar Galactica), Steven Adelson, Zak Kadison, Justin Levy, and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.
Watch the trailer released at Comic Con below.