The Mists of Avalon (TV miniseries)

The Mists Of Avalon (TV Miniseries)

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The Mists of Avalon (TV miniseries)

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The Mists of Avalon is a 2001 miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It was produced by American cable channel TNT and directed by Uli Edel. The miniseries "was watched by more than 30 million unduplicated viewers" during its premiere; the first episode "was the highest-rated original movie of the summer on basic cable."

Plot summary

Part I: Igraine and Uther

The film begins with a battered, dirty, and injured Morgaine riding in a small boat through a misty river. Most of the film is a reflection through her eyes, with Morgaine as narrator.

In the beginning of the film, the Saxons are attempting to brutally invade Britain. It is noted that a strong king is needed to unite Pagans and Christians and defeat the Saxons before Avalon and Britain are lost. Morgaine is eight, living with her pagan mother Igraine and Christian father Gorlois. Igraine's little sister, Morgause, lives with them too. One day, her oldest sister, Viviane, the Lady of the Lake, along with Merlin, comes to Igraine with a prophecy that she will bear the Pagan/Christian king who is destined to best the Saxons. Igraine is distressed after hearing that the child will not be Gorlois', and she refuses to bear the heir. Merlin expresses that the father of the great king would be wearing a dragon on his arm. Igraine doesn't listen. Suddenly, little Morgaine has a vision, seeing her father dead. Viviane is pleased but concerned that...
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