The CW today announced the broadcast television premiere of their four-hour event miniseries “Labyrinth.” First announced last month, the miniseries will air across two consecutive nights on Thursday, May 22 (8:00-10:00pm ET), concluding Friday, May 23 (8:00-10:00pm ET).
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.
“Labyrinth,” which adapts Kate Mosse’s New York Times best-seller, features a multi-national and award-winning cast, including John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Vanessa Kirby and Tom Felton.
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.
“Labyrinth” is produced by Tandem Communications, Scott Free Films and Film Afrika Worldwide in association with Universal Production Partners (UPP). Producing for Tandem is Moritz Polter. It has been adapted for the screen by award-winning writer Adrian Hodges (“Primeval,” My Week with Marilyn) and is directed by Christopher Smith (Black Death, Triangle).