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Nicolas Cage To Host New Netflix Series History Of Swear Words

Nicolas Cage To Host New Netflix Series History Of Swear Words

This sounds f****** brilliant

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Netflix has teased its upcoming show about the origins of some of the English language's most well-used swear words with Nicolas Cage as host.

Well, that sounds all kinds of brilliant.

History of Swear Words will take a deep dive into some of the most offensive words we chuck at each other, exploring the origins, usage and cultural impact.

The series is set to land on 5 January and is comprised of six episodes.

Alongside host Cage, there's a bunch of comedy talent including Jim Jefferies, Sarah Silverman, DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn.

There's also a team of experts such as linguist and educator Charity Hudley, cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen and professor of feminist studies Mireille Miller-Young.

A synopsis from Netflix reads: "An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn't know you needed. History of Swear Words, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is a loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words.


"Through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers, the six-episode series dives into the origins of 'f**k,' 'sh*t,' 'b*tch,' 'd**k,' 'pu**y,' and 'damn.'"

I reckon Gordon Ramsay will be tuning in to this.

Fans of swearing and/or Nicolas Cage are already eagerly looking forward to it landing on the streaming giant.

One person wrote: "2021 just become worth living for people."

Another said: "This is the quality content 2021 needs."

While a third person chipped in: "Wow! Cult Classic. This is the stuff of legendary drinking games."

Cage has been keeping himself busy working on some new movies - including one where he's battling aliens and one where he's really stretching himself and playing Nicolas Cage.

Jiu Jitsu, which was released last month, sees the 56-year-old plays the leader of an ancient society of martial artists, who vow to protect Earth from an army of evil aliens.


While The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which is set to land in cinemas next March, has Cage playing a fictionalised version of himself.

According to reports, a synopsis of the film read: "Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, an alternative world Cage is forced to accept $1 million to attend the birthday of a super fan.

"When things take a wildly dangerous turn, Cage is forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones."

History of Swear Words is coming to Netflix on 5 January.

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Topics: TV and Film, Netflix