“Labyrinth,” co-starring Tom Felton and John Hurt, to air in US

The CW network has acquired rights to the four-hour miniseries Labyrinth, a screen adaptation of the novel of the same title by Kate Mosse. In the series, Tom Felton plays Viscount Trencavel, a thirteenth-century nobleman. Fellow Harry Potter actor John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) also co-stars.

Labyrinth was filmed on location in Carcassonne, France, and Cape Town, South Africa. It tells the stories of two women, one in medieval France and one in modern France, both searching for the Holy Grail.

From Broadway World:

In Carcassonne, France, in the year 1209, 17-year-old Alais (Jessica Brown-Findlay, “Downton Abbey,” “Misfits”), is given a mysterious book by her father; a book [that] he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the book’s strange words and labyrinth symbols, her father instructs her to protect the book no matter what happens to him. Alais realizes that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe. Eight centuries later, at an archaeological dig in the French Pyrenees, a young volunteer named Alice Tanner (Vanessa Kirby, “The Hour,” “Great Expectations”) discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realizes she’s disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past – Alice’s own past – has been revealed.

The series was originally filmed back in 2011, but there has been no word of release in the United States until now. The premiere date and time have not yet been announced.

Are you excited to see Labyrinth? Or have you already seen it outside the US? Let us know in the comments!

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.