“Labyrinth”, starring Tom Felton and John Hurt, to premiere on the CW in May

Back in January, we posted about American television channel the CW’s aquisition of the rights to Labyrinth, a miniseries about two women united across the centuries in their quest for the Holy Grail. Harry Potter stars Tom Felton and John Hurt have roles in the production, with Felton starring as Viscount Trencavel and Hurt as Audric Baillard.

Now, it has been announced that the network will air the four-hour special across two nights in May, the 22 and 23, at 8 p.m.

The synopsis of the series is as follows:

“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 archeological 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.”

Are you excited to finally get the chance to see this series, which was filmed back in 2012? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Jessica J.

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