Bernard Cornwell’s King Arthur novels ‘The Warlord Chronicles’ are coming to TV

A new TV adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Chronicles books has been announced.

The English author’s popular trilogy of novels is set in Britain during the time of King Arthur.

The Winter King (1995), Enemy of God (1996) and Excalibur (1997) are a mixture of historical fiction and Arthurian mythology.

The upcoming TV series will be titled The Winter King and it’ll air on US cable network Epix.

Made by the production company behind the BBC and HBO’s recent His Dark Materials adaptation, it’s expected that the series will be filmed in Wales.

The first novel sees Derfel Cadarn, a former warrior sworn to Arthur and now an elderly monk, tell the story of how Arthur became warlord of Dark Age Britain despite illegitimacy to the throne.

The Winter King will premiere on Epix in the US in 2021.

Epix will be the home of Julian Fellowes’ new period drama series Belgravia when it begins in the US later this month.

The new season of The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories novels, also begins in April.

Bernard Cornwell’s The Warlord Chronicles novels are available on Amazon.