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Labyrinth Mini-Series Coming to the CW

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm by Justin Cavender

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The CW announced today the network has acquired Labyrinth, a four-hour mini-series, but has yet announce a premiere date. Not to be confused with Jim Henson’s 1986 classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, but rather a different story based on the 2005 novel Labyrinth, written by Kate Mosse.

The Labyrinth mini-series is directed by Christopher Smith (Black Death), and follows two women from different points in time that are linked in their quest for the Holy Grail. The TV adaptation features an ensemble cast including John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Tom Felton.

Official Synopsis

In Carcassonne, France, in the year 1209, 17-year-old Alaïs (Jessica Brown-Findlay, “Downton Abbey,” “Misfits”), 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 (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.

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