The Warlord Chronicles trilogy, which was originally published in the 1990s, is set in 5th century Britain when the land was being brutally fought over by warring tribes. The story follows Arthur Pendragon as he goes from an outcast to a legendary warrior, through the eyes of one of his followers. The characters and plots of the trilogy are inspired by the classic Arthurian legends but are re-worked to create a new and exciting story. The series will begin with a ten-part adaptation of the first novel in the trilogy The Winter King.
The Warlord Chronicles series will be coming from Bad Wolf, the production company behind the recent His Dark Materials adaptation. The series is being adapted for the screen by Kate Brooke (A Discovery Of Witches) and Ed Whitmore (Manhunt), with Otto Bathurst serving as lead director.