The live-action, 8-episode, science-fiction thriller TV series "Beacon 23", created by Zak Penn, based on the best-selling book by Hugh Howey, stars Lena Heady, streaming November 12, 2023 on MGM+:
"...in the farthest reaches of the 'Milky Way', 'Aster' (Headey), a government agent, and 'Halan' (Stephan James), a stoic ex-military man, see their 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 specialized '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..."
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