It would appear that the Internet's favourite actor, Nicolas Cage has been confirmed to host a new Netflix series titled History of Swear Words, which, you guessed it, is a series that explores expletives in detail.
The series will consist of six 20-minute episodes, and will unpack swear words such as “fuck,” “shit,” “bitch,” “dick,” “pussy” and “damn”, delving into each word's origin, history, cultural impact and influence - and even their pop culture usage. And the episodes do this with the help of historians, experts, etymologists and entertainers 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. The History of Swear Words will reportedly air on Netflix on January 5.
It's been a while since Cage has been in a series of any kind, but all is about to change with his upcoming role in a scripted series on Netflix's Tiger King, where the actor has been confirmed to play imprisoned exotic animal owner Joe Exotic, which is a truly horrifying, yet apt casting. We very much look forward to Cage with a handlebar moustache and bleach-blonde mullet, especially since Cage usually opts for film roles instead of television.
The History of Swear Words will be produced by Funny or Die and B17 Entertainment, and Bellamie Blackstone will take on the role of the showrunner and an executive producer alongside EP's Mike Farah, Joe Farrell and Beth Belew for Funny Or Die and Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner for B17 Entertainment.
We know we aren't alone when we think of National Treasure as the 56-year-old actor's most prolific work to date. Who doesn't love a treasure hunt? Since then, Cage appeared in the sci-fi martial arts movie Jiu Jiutsu and voiced to the animated sequel The Croods: A New Age in 2020, and has reportedly got a new film in the works where he plays a fictionalised version of himself in “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent."