How to watch 'Beacon 23' season 2 online, on TV and from anywhere

Stephan James (L) as Halan and Lena Heady (R) as Aster stand in front of the backdrop of space in "Beacon 23" season 2
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After virtually every show on TV was delayed by the Hollywood strikes, the Lena Heady led sci-fi returns mere months after its first season concluded. "Beacon 23" season 2 premieres on Sunday, April 7– and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

'Beacon 23' season 2 release date, time and channel

"Beacon 23" season 2 premieres at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 7
• U.S. — Watch on MGM Plus or via Sling / Fubo
• Canada
Prime Video
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk-free

When season 1 of “Beacon 23 “ arrived at the end of 2023, it caused quite a stir among sci-fi audiences as Zak Penn’s (who also scripted "Ready Player One" and "The Avengers") take on Hugh Howey’s short stories delivered a much richer experience than was expected from its ‘trapped on a space station’ premise. 

Season 2 looks much the same, as we wait to discover Aster’s (Lena Heady) fate after being shot in the season 1 finale and what exactly her connection to the artifact is. We’d also expect her relationship with Halan (Stephan James) to develop further as the pair find themselves at the far reaches of the universe. 

Also returning to the cast for season two are Natasha Mumba as Harmony, Wade Bogert-O'Brien as Bart, Stephen Root as Solomon and Eric Lange as Milan. Jess Salguerio is also back as Salanda while Daniel Malik reprises his role as Finch. 

It looks to be another mind bending outing for the tense sci-fi series, so read on to find out how to watch “Beacon 23” season 2 from wherever you are. 

Watch 'Beacon 23' season 2 in the U.S.

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"Beacon 23" season 2 arrives on Sunday, April 7 exclusively on MGM+ in the U.S.. New episodes will then arrive once a week every Sunday, from around 6pm PT / 9pm ET, with the finale due to air on May 26.

MGM+ costs $6.99 per month / $58.99 per year, with a 7-day FREE trial for new subscribers. 

The streaming service is also available through live TV streaming services such as Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, Philo and DirecTV Stream. 

Of these options, we recommend Sling as the standout cheapest option while Fubo offers a comprehensive channel package. In particular, we rate Sling TV as one of the best streaming services and best cable TV alternatives.

Sling TV

You can get MGM+ via Sling TV. For example, Orange or Blue packages, which both start at $40 per month and then add the streamer for an extra $5. Which to go for depends on the channel lineup that's right for you, which you can read about in more detail here

Fuboa 7-day free trial

Fubo is one of the best live TV services out there. With the Pro Plan ($75 per month), you get over 180 channels, including local broadcast networks and top cable brands like AMC, HGTV, FX, ESPN, and Paramount Network. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay upfront.

Watch 'Beacon 23' season 2 from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching "Beacon 23" on your usual subscription?

You can still watch the sci-fi epic live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So, it is ideal for viewers away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


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Watch 'Beacon 23' season 2 in Canada

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"Beacon 23" is available via Prime Video in Canada, however, season 1 of the sci-fi show has only just dropped, so don't expect season 2 just yet. When it does arrive though, that's where you'll find it. 

Prime is CAD$9.99 per month or CAD$99.99 per year.

Americans travelling in The Great North can use a VPN to stream as they would back home.

Can I watch 'Beacon 23' season 2 in the U.K.?

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"Beacon 23" is not currently available in the U.K. and there's no word on when it might be. Be sure to check back for any news as we get it. 

If you're a U.S. resident travelling in the U.K., a VPN will let you stream just as if you were Stateside. 

Watch 'Beacon 23' season 2 in Australia

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Prime Video is where you want to head to watch "Beacon 23" Down Under. However, with season 1 having only recently arrived, we wouldn't expect season 2 just yet. 

If you're a U.S. citizen travelling in the Oz, a VPN will let you stream just as if you were Stateside. 

Everything to know about 'Beacon 23' season 2

'Beacon 23' season 2 episode guide

  • Episode 1: Sunday, April 7
  • Episode 2: Sunday, April 14
  • Episode 3: Sunday, April 21
  • Episode 4: Sunday, April 28
  • Episode 5: Sunday, May 5
  • Episode 6: Sunday, May 12
  • Episode 7: Sunday, May 19
  • Episode 8: Sunday, May 26

Who is in the cast of 'Beacon 23' season 2?

  • Lena Headey as Aster Calyx
  • Stephan James as Halan Kai Nelson
  • Natasha Mumba as Harmony
  • Wade Bogert-O'Brien as Bart
  • Stephen Root as Solomon
  • Barbara Hershey as Sophie
  • Eric Lange as Milan/Aleph
  • Marc Menchaca as Keir
  • Jess Salgueiro as Saldana
  • Daniel Malik as Finch
  • Marnie McPhail as Kanadey
  • Carolina Bartczak as Dr. Ree Avalon
  • Cyrus Faird as Tech Wrecker
  • Tara Rosling as Randall
  • A.J. Simmons as Farut
  • Sydney Meyer as Grisha
  • Matilda Legault as Parsim

What can we expect from 'Beacon 23' season 2?

The official synopsis from MGM+ reads: "Beacon 23 is now little more than a prison with Aleph onboard, and The Artifact provides more questions than answers. Without a clear path forward, the inhabitants of Beacon 23 must rely on each other, but their conflicting agendas may get in the way."

Is 'Beacon 23' season 2 based on a book?

"Beacon 23" is based on a short story series by Hugh Howey.

Howey is a prolific author of science fiction and Young Adult books and is best know for penning the Silo Saga novels, which served as the inspiration for Apple TV Plus' "Silo" TV series.

Tom Wardley

Tom is a freelance writer, predominantly focusing on film and TV. A graduate of Film Studies at University of South Wales, if he's not diving in to the Collector's Edition Blu Ray of an obscure 80s horror, you'll find him getting lost with his dog or mucking about in the water with his board.