The CW’s Labyrinth Miniseries [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
The CW’s Labyrinth Miniseries [WATCH VIDEO]
John Hurt at the Cannes Film Festival

“Labyrinth” is a two-part miniseries from The CW. Part 1 has aired on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Meanwhile, Part 2 will air on Friday, May 23, 2014. “Labyrinth” is based on Kate Mosse’s novel. It is about two women who live in different time framse—one in the 13th century, while the other in the 21st—who are searching for the Holy Grail. Read on to learn more about The CW’s “Labyrinth” miniseries.

“Labyrinth” Synopsis:

Carcassonne, France – In 1209, Alais’ (Jessica Brown-Findlay) father gave her a book which contains the secrets behind the Holy Grail. He instructed her to protect it no matter what happened. Alais was puzzled though for the book contained words and symbols she could hardly understand. Soon she realized that her fate was to keep it safe.

Now in the modern day, Alice Tanner (Vanessa Kirby) found two skeletons in a cave during an archeological dig. Along with her discovery was the labyrinth symbol engraved on a rock. It was then that Alice realised that she had unleashed something that was meant to be kept. Something in her past had been revealed.

The “Labyrinth” miniseries cast includes: John Hurt, Tom Felton, Sebastian Stan, Janet Suzman, Katie McGrath, Claudia Gerini, Tony Curran and Emun Elliott. Christopher Smith directed the miniseries, while Adrian Hodges developed the screenplay.

We had our fair share of labyrinth films in the past, such as Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth.” As for The CW’s “Labyrinth” miniseries, it lacked characters like David Bowie, who appeared in the 1986 film, and other mystical creatures.

Although the Part 2 is yet to air, Part 1 received not-so-good reviews, considering the expectations of the viewers and critics alike since the concept had been remade for a couple of times. The article from Entertainment Weekly pointed out that the miniseries’ plot slowly developed, as if waiting for something to happen.

What do you think of “Labyrinth” Part 1? Is Part 2 worth watching? Hit the comments box below and let your thoughts be heard.

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