Thelemite rocket scientist Jack Parsons will be the subject of a new AMC miniseries based on George Pendle’s Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons. The series will be co-produced by Ridley Scott and David Zucker, and written by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, Skeleton Twins). According to Deadline, which originally reported the story,
Based on George Pendle’s book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life Of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside, the drama tells the story of Jack Parsons, a brilliant rocket scientist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While a pioneer in research that had only recently been dreamed up in science fiction, his bright future gave way to ruin as Parsons headed down another, darker path into the occult community of mid-century Los Angeles.
For more information, BoingBoing has a story that also mentions Aleister Crowley and Ordo Templi Orientis.