New Netflix series is being called an 'X-rated version of Harry Potter'
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Heat up the popcorn and get your comfy pants on because Netflix has a little magic up their sleeve that will have you glued to your television set.
The streaming service is getting ready to drop The Bastard Son and The Devil Himself and hoo boy, it looks like a little ripper.
The new Netflix series is adapted from English author Sally Green's Half Bad trilogy, which set the Guinness World Record as the 'Most Translated Book by a Debut Author' in 2014.
So, you know, a pretty good sign that we're in for some riveting TV.
The story follows Nathan, a teen who is 'caught between two warring clans'.
Netflix adds: "[He is] the son of a notorious witch responsible for a deadly massacre who tries to find his place in the world - and his powers."
And it's been getting rave reviews.
The Telegraph's Jack Taylor described it as 'no regular fantasy about witches, potions and owls – there’s also swearing, murder and sex'.
"TV’s obsession with taboo breaking can be traced to Game of Thrones, but this adaptation of Sally Green’s young adult trilogy Half Bad owes more to the adolescent edginess of Sex Education and Skins," Taylor writes.
Taylor continued: "Created by Joe Barton, it’s the bildungsroman of a young male witch with a shadowy backstory, whose magical potential is complicated by a daunting prophecy - sort of an X-rated Harry Potter."
While there are seemingly endless young adult fantasy comparisons to make, Sam Moore from Radio Times likens it to another Netflix hard-hitter.
"The one The Bastard Son and the Devil himself sits closest to is Shadow and Bone - also from Netflix - in that fairly cliched young adult fantasy tropes are elevated by some snappy writing by an excellent scribe and a well cast group of likeable actors," Moore said.
"It would be fair to jump to conclusions and say there is no need for another fantasy show about young people finding their way in the world but Barton pops his scripts with enough snappy dialogue and well-plotted mechanisms to keep everything fresh enough to stand out from the hegemony."
Nadine O'Regan from Business Post Magazine also didn't muck around when she compared it to other big-name entertainment franchises.
She wrote on Twitter: "The new Netflix drama The Bastard Son & the Devil Himself is excellent. Like a mash-up of Harry Potter & Twilight but with the edginess of Skins -- binged 8 episodes. Soundtrack is unreal also."
So things are looking good for this particular on-screen adventure.
Viewers can dive-in headfirst to the magical world that is The Bastard Son and The Devil Himself from October 28 on Netflix.
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Topics: Netflix, Harry Potter, TV and Film
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