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- 21 Sep 22
Irish Actor Karen Connell and multiple Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee Roísín Murphy will be making her drama debut in the YA Netflix drama launching on October 28.
Launching just before Halloween, 'The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself' is an edgy, YA drama, set in the modern day but in a world where witches live amongst us. A darkly humorous, romantic, roller-coaster ride of a young adult show - it’s a story about the indomitable will to survive and defy the odds.
Sixteen-year-old Nathan (Jay Lycurgo) is the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch. Fearing he will follow in his father's footsteps, Nathan is constantly monitored. But as the boundaries between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fray, Nathan - along with mischievous Annalise (Nadia Parkes) and charismatic Gabriel (Emilien Vekemans) - will soon discover who he truly is.
Written by Joe Barton (The Lazarus Project, Giri/Haji) and based on the Half Bad books by Sally Green, viewers should expect magic, sarcasm, banter, potions in zip-lock bags, hunters, romance, loyalty and unbreakable friendships.
The cast is led by Jay Lycurgo (Titans, The Batman, I May Destroy You), Nadia Parkes (Domina, Starstruck) and Emilien Vekemans (Transferts) and joined by an exciting mixture of new and familiar faces, including: Isobel Jesper Jones, Paul Ready (Motherland, The Terror), David Gyasi (Carnival Row, Troy: Fall of a City), Kerry Fox (Conversations with Friends, Last Tango in Halifax), Liz White (Unforgotten, Brexit: The Uncivil War), Karen Connell (Vikings), Fehinti Balogun (I May Destroy You, Dune), Misha Butler (Kiss Me First) as well as multiple Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee Roísín Murphy, who makes her drama debut.
As well as the sensationally talented cast, the series boasts an entirely new score created by British pop group Let’s Eat Grandma.
The Half Bad adaptation is produced by Adrian Sturges (The Third Day, Chimerica) and Steve Clark–Hall (Avenue 5, The State), executive produced by Joe Barton, Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish, Will Tennant, Phil Robertson and Colm McCarthy (Black Mirror: Black Museum, The Girl with all the Gifts), who directs the first four episodes. Rachna Suri (Mr Whippy, Our Lad) and Debs Paterson (Willow, Domina) also direct.
'The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself' hits Netflix on October 28, just in time to serve as a spooky bank holiday treat.
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