Game of Thrones star is worlds away from Westeros in first look at blockbuster new sci-fi series Beacon 23 | The Sun

GAME of Thrones star Lena Headey looks worlds away from her Westeros alter ego in a newly released first-look trailer for sci-fi series Beacon 23.

Lena is taking on the role of a government agent sent on an outer space mission in the new twisted sci-fi thriller.

The trailer for Beacon 23 has dropped, and it shows Lena, famous for her role as the cruel queen Cersei Lannister, cast as government detective Aster, who winds up on the titular space station after her ship crashes.

Stephan James (Homecoming) portrays the Beacon's boss, Halan, and at first, he seems courteous towards her, but soon things turn bitter as Aster demands to see the Beacon's classified information.

Halan, confused and unsure of who Aster says she is, disapproves her request, and a rift starts to grow between the two.

The two will shortly discover that they must put their trust issues aside and work as a team to fight against whatever attacks the Beacon.

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Aster reckons they are being targeted and that the attacks are tied to her non-accidental crash landing on the Beacon.

The official synopsis for the MGM+ series reads: “Every Beacon is run by one highly trained human and a specialized Artificial Intelligence,” it continues.

“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.”

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The show has had an arduous journey to the screen as its original production company, Spectrum, closed down.

MGM+ eventually picked it up and will release it in November.

Michael Wright, CEO of the company stated that the series is an "essential viewing for fans of premium science-fiction drama".

He explained: "Beacon 23 is a series in the best tradition of thought-provoking genre storytelling, [with the] incredible vision of Zak Penn and Glen Mazzara, riveting performances by Lena Headey and Stephan James, and an exciting world-building design."

Boat Rocker Media's David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg added: "We're delighted to bring Beacon 23 to MGM+ and introduce viewers to a world in the dark recesses of space where nothing is quite what it seems."

Meanwhile, the Game of Thrones will star opposite Gillian Anderson in Netflix's Western drama, The Abandons, from Sons of Anarchy's creators.

Beacon 23 will premiere on MGM+ on November 12.

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