Netflix has released a teaser for their upcoming unscripted comedy series, History Of Swear Words, which will be hosted by Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage. The show explores the origin, pop culture usage, science and cultural impact of curse words.
Each 20-minute episode will feature interviews with experts in etymology and pop culture, as well as historians and entertainers.
Guest stars will include comedians like Joel Kim Booster, DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagle, Nikki Glaser, Patti Harrison, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Zainab Johnson, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Baron Vaughn and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
And featured experts will include cognitive scientist and author of What the F Benjamin Bergen, linguist Anne Charity Hudley, professor of feminist studies Mireille Miller-Young, film critic Elvis Mitchell, author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing Melissa Mohr and Word by Word author Kory Stamper.
The six-episode series is produced by Funny or Die and B17 Entertainment, with Bellamie Blackstone serving as executive producer and showrunner.
Netflix’s History Of Swear Words is the third streaming project Nicolas Cage has signed on for in recent months. The actor will voice the lead character in Hellfire, a dragon-centric animated series based on the novel by Eoin Colfer. He is also set to star as Joe Exotic in Tiger King.
Nicolas Cage’s next big-screen effort will be The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, an action-comedy in which he plays a fictionalized version of himself and has to save his family from a crazy super-fan.