MGM+ has announced the US premiere date for The Winter King, an Original series that offers up a bold and revisionist take on well-loved Arthurian legends.
Based on Bernard Cornwell’s “Warlord Chronicles” series of novels, The Winter King is set in the fifth century, long before Britain was united, in a brutal land of warring factions and tribes, where lives were often fleeting. The ten-episode series follows Arthur Pendragon as he evolves from outcast to legendary warrior and leader.
Iain De Caestecker (The Control Room, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) stars as Arthur Pendragon, alongside Eddie Marsan (The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe, Deceit) as High King Uther, Ellie James (Giri/Haji, I May Destroy You) as Nimue, Nathaniel Martello-White (Small Axe, I Hate Suzie) as Merlin, Stuart Campbell (Rogue Heroes, Clique) as Derfel, Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie, The Crown) as Owain, Valene Kane (The Fall, Gangs of London) as Morgan, Jordan Alexandra (Mammals, Bridgerton) as Guinevere, and Simon Merrells (Good Omens, Knightfall) as Gundleus.
The ensemble cast also features Steven Elder (The King, A Spy Among Friends) as Bishop Bedwin, Andrew Gower (Outlander, Carnival Row) as Sansum, Aneirin Hughes (Keeping Faith, Dream Horse) as Gorfydd, Emily John (My Policeman) as Ceinwyn, Tatjana Nardone (Devils, State of Consciousness) as Ladwyss, Ken Nwosu (Killing Eve, The Letter for the King) as Sagramor, and Billy Postlethwaite (The Great, Chernobyl) as Cadwys.
The Winter King, an MGM+ Original series, premieres in the US on Sunday, August 20, at 9 PM EDT/PDT, exclusively on MGM+.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television-owned Bad Wolf, the series was filmed in Wales and the West Country. Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders, His Dark Materials) serves as lead director and executive producer, alongside executive producer Toby Leslie. Kate Brooke (Bancroft, A Discovery of Witches) and Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Manhunt) adapted Bernard Cornwell’s “Warlord Chronicles” and serve as executive producers.
Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, I Hate Suzie), Lachlan MacKinnon (Industry, A Discovery of Witches), and Jane Tranter (His Dark Materials, Succession) serve as executive producers with Sherry Marsh (Pose, Vikings). Shelley Browning and Kenneth L. Browning are also executive producers. The drama is produced by Catrin Lewis Defis for Bad Wolf, in association with One Big Picture. Sony Pictures Television is distributing The Winter King worldwide. The series will stream on ITVX in the UK later this year.
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