The Big Picture

  • The Winter King is a realistic and epic adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's Arthurian legend, emphasizing historical context over fantastical elements.
  • Iain De Caestecker delivers a captivating portrayal of Arthur, a reluctant ruler and loyal warrior who successfully conveys years of battling armies.
  • While the series improves upon Cornwell's treatment of female characters, it still employs rape as a plot device, an unfortunate trend in adaptations of fantasy novels from a different era.