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New historical miniseries “Labyrinth” searches for the Grail (video)

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13th century France, secrets of the Holy Grail, a modern day archeological dig, and a long hidden book. A new four-hour miniseries, Labyrinth, is headed to The CW with a multi-national and award-winning cast, including John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown-Findlay & Tom Felton. The time and date it will air has not been determined.

The historical miniseries was filmed on-location in the medieval town of Carcassonne in southwest France and Cape Town, South Africa. The story jumps back and forth between modern and medieval France as it follows the lives of two women separated by centuries, but united in their search for the Holy Grail.

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.

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 (“Primeval,” “My Week with Marilyn”).

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