The CW Network has acquired Labyrinth, a four-hour event miniseries with an ensemble cast that includes John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and Tom Felton, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
Filmed on-location in the medieval town of Carcassonne in southwest France and Cape Town, South Africa, the historical miniseries jumps back and forth between modern and medieval France as it follows the lives of two women who are separated by centuries, but united in their search for the Holy Grail.
In Carcassonne, France, in the year 1209, 17-year-old Alaïs (Brown-Findlay), is given a mysterious book by her father; a book which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alaïs cannot understand the book’s strange words and labyrinth symbols, her father instructs her to protect the book no matter what happens to him. Alaïs 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 (Kirby) 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.
Janet Suzman, Claudia Gerini, Katie McGrath, Emun Elliott and Tony Curran also star.
A four-hour event mini-series, Labyrinth is produced by Tandem Communications and Film Afrika Worldwide, in association with Scott Free Films and Universal Production Partners. The series is an adaption of Kate Mosse’s New York Times Besteller and multi-million selling international hit novel of the same title by award-winning writer Adrian Hodges. Producing for Tandem is Moritz Polter. Labyrinth is directed by Christopher Smith.
A premiere date is expected to be announced shortly.