Netflix has revealed The Letter for the King teaser trailer, the key art and announced the launch date for the series. You can watch The Letter for the King teaser trailer below, and you’ll find the key art and photos as well.
The streaming service will launch the live-action series on March 20, 2020. The series will consist of six, 45-minute episodes.
The Letter for the King is the story of a ruthless prince who threatens to cast the world into darkness, when 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 (buy at Amazon) 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 original series is produced by FilmWave.
The Tonke Dragt book is officially described as follows:
A young messenger. A secret mission. A kingdom in peril.
It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But, as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.
A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the GreatMountains – a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood.
Tiuri’s journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places. He must trust no one.He must keep his true identity secret.Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter…
The Letter for the King is the thrilling story of one boy’s battle against evil, set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage and true friendship.