Netflix has released the official trailer for The Bastard Son & the Devil Himself, its upcoming series adaptation of Sally Green’s fantasy novel trilogy Half Bad. The series will be available for streaming on October 28.
The video features Marcus Edge, a teenager who’s the illegitimate son of the most dangerous witch. Due to a prophecy about him being destined to be the one to kill his father, he goes on the run to get away from the witches that are trying to get him.
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself is created and written by Joe Barton (The Lazarus Project, Giri/Haji). It’s a story about the indomitable will to survive and defy the odds.
“Sixteen-year-old Nathan is the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch, reads the synopsis. “Fearing he will follow in his father’s footsteps, Nathan is closely monitored throughout his childhood. As the boundaries between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fray, Nathan — along with mischievous Annalise and charismatic Gabriel — will soon discover who he truly is.”
It stars Jay Lycurgo (Titans, The Batman), Nadia Parkes (Starstruck), Emilien Vekemans (Transferts), Isobel Jesper Jones, Paul Ready (Motherland), David Gyasi (Carnival Row), Kerry Fox (Conversations with Friends), Liz White (Unforgotten), Karen Connell (Vikings), Fehinti Balogun (I May Destroy You), Misia Butler (Kiss Me First), and Roísín Murphy.
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself boasts an entirely new score created by British pop group Let’s Eat Grandma. It is executive produced by Andy Serkis, Jonathan Cavendish, Joe Barton, Colm McCarthy, Will Tennant, and Phil Robertson.