In 2017, Freeform will be saying goodbye to two of it's most popular shows, Pretty Little Liars and Switched at Birth, so it's no surprise they've got some new shows lined up for the new year. Their first new network show is Beyond, a sci-fi drama about a young man named Holden Matthews who wakes up from a 12-year coma with new abilities he can't explain and doesn't understand. So who plays Holden on Beyond? He's 24-year-old Canadian actor Burkely Duffield.
If you watched Nickelodeon anytime during 2012 to 2013 you may recognize Duffield from the channel's popular mystery show, House of Anubis, where he played the role of Eddie Miller, or as Lloyd in the TV movie, Rags. Since his work on Nickelodeon, Duffield has appeared in a few TV movies and shows including The Tomorrow People, Jinxed, My Mother's Future Husband, Paper Angels, Minority Report, and One Crazy Cruise. Duffield also appeared in the new film Warcraft: The Beginning as Callan and will appear in the movie Live Like Line later this year.
In Beyond, Duffield will really get to show off his acting skills. From the very start of the series Holden will be dealing with a lot. His new abilities throw him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy and he'll have to figure out what really happened to him during those 12 years he lost. Additionally, he must now adjust to being an adult when the last thing he remembers is being a kid. Thankfully, Holden will have his friends, family, and a beautiful new stranger, there to help him figure everything out.
Beyond also stars Romy Rosemont as Holden's mom, Diane; Michael McGrady as Holden's dad, Tom; Jonathan Whitesell as Holden's younger brother, Luke; Dilan Gwyn as the mysterious Willa; and Jeff Pierre as Holden's friend, Jeff.
The show will premiere right after New Year's Day, on Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET, however in a network first, Freeform will also be releasing the entire first season for fans to binge on the very same day. Fans can find the complete first season of Beyond on the Freeform app, Freeform.com, On Demand, and on Hulu beginning on Jan. 2. So get ready to dive into this crazy world. You may just get hooked.