EXCLUSIVE: Main cast has been revealed for The Daily Wire’s adventure series The Pendragon Cycle, which is currently filming in Europe.
Set to star alongside previously announced newcomer Tom Sharp as Merlin, are actress-turned conservative commentator and YouTuber Brett Cooper (Heathers), who hosts DailyWire+ show The Comments Section, Rose Reid (Finding You), and newcomer James Arden.
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Cooper will play Ganieda, the future wife of Merlin. Reid, who is also a writer on the series, will play the female lead character, Charis. Arden will portray Taliesin, the title character of book one of the series on which the project is based.
Also starring in the drama will be Myles Clohessy, Finney Cassidy, Alex Laurence Phillips, Flo Thompstone, Emree Franklin, Duran Fulton Brown, Daniel Considine, Bertie Newman, George Prentice, and Alex Arco.
The seven-episode drama is a reimagining of the myth of King Arthur, set at the end of Roman Britain when pagan tribes warred with Saxon and Pict invaders, and with each other. Sharp will play Merlin, the son of an Atlantean princess and the bard, Taliesen, who pursues his father’s vision of a ‘Kingdom of Summer’ — a Briton unified in peace. To achieve this dream, Merlin will have to overcome ancient evils and navigate both the fall of the Roman occupation and the rise of Christianity in search of a king who can unite the Island of the Mighty.
The series is being directed by Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing who is stepping away from his duties at the media company to steer the project. The team is not seeking a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement.
The DailyWire+/Bonfire Legend production is inspired by Stephen R. Lawhead’s book series, The Pendragon Cycle. Production is currently underway in Hungary and Italy with a planned release on DailyWire+ in 2024.
Brett Cooper is represented by attorney Noah Balch at Noah Balch Law. Rose Reid is represented by Innovative Artists and Samuel Curphey Law. James Arden is represented by Richard Vincent at Keddie Scott Associates. Finney Cassidy is represented by Claire Hoath Management and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Alex Laurence Phillips is represented by Simon and How Associates. Flo Thompstone is represented by Ret Talent Management and attorney Julian Zajfen. Emree Franklin is represented by Lara Abul Failat at Nevername Artist Agency. Duran Fulton Brown is represented by Amanda Sarosi Associates.
Daniel Considine is represented by Cookie McCray of McCray Agency. Bertie Newman is represented by D&B Management. George Prentice is represented by Waring and McKenna. Alex Arco is represented by Peter Gunn of Breakthrough Management.
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