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With ‘Strange Angel,’ CBS All Access Advances Originals Strategy in a Weird Way

With ‘Strange Angel,’ CBS All Access Advances Originals Strategy in a Weird Way

Mark Heyman sits in a director’s chair on the New York street set of the Paramount lot. In front of him is a cart bearing a monitor and a copy of “Portable Darkness: an Alastair Crowley Reader.” New York is doubling for Los Angeles as the crew from “Strange Angel” shoots a scene from the CBS All Access drama’s season-one finale. Heyman, the show’s creator, gets a call asking him to walk over to Stage 5, where another unit is wrapping shooting episode nine.

“They have a question about occult symbols,” Heyman says. “I’ve sort of become the de facto expert.

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