Netflix has released the trailer for The Letter for the King, an upcoming series adaptation of Tonke Dragt’s best-selling 1960 novel of the same name.
The plot follows aspiring young knight Tiuri (played by Amir Wilson), who heads on a quest to deliver a secret letter to the king as the world is threatened by a ruthless prince.
Yep, it looks like another big Netflix show, and hopefully more solid fantasy as we await The Witcher season 2. Lord of the Rings-esque visuals abound here, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since a big chunk of it was shot in New Zealand.
The show has quite a large cast, including Gijs Blom, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Nathanael Saleh, Thaddea Graham, Islam Bouakkaz, and Jack Barton, among many others. And yes, that’s Andy Serkis that pops up.
Fingers firmly crossed for this one. The six-episode series The Letter for the King will be hitting Netflix on March 20.
Official synopsis for The Letter for the King:
When a ruthless prince threatens to cast the world into darkness, a young knight in training named Tiuri (Amir Wilson) embarks on an epic quest to deliver a secret letter to the king. Along the way, he unexpectedly finds himself at the center of a magical prophecy foretelling the rise of a hero who can defeat the prince and restore peace. If he’s going to survive the journey, Tiuri will have to learn what it means to be a true knight — and a true leader.
The story is based on the best-selling novel of the same name and also stars Ruby Serkis, Thaddea Graham and Gijs Blom. The Letter for the King is written by Will Davies (How To Train Your Dragon, Johnny English, Puss in Boots) who also serves as executive producer. Paul Trijbits (Saving Mr. Banks, Sing Street, The Casual Vacancy) is also an executive producer. The 6-episode original series is produced by FilmWave.