Rupert Grint to Star in ‘Urban Myths’

Jan 12, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

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Sky Arts is releasing a new television series comprised of eight, unrelated stories and Rupert Grint, who provided clever comic relief as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is starring in one of the episodes.

The series will consist of two seasons of four, thirty minute, comedy shows with each episode featuring a myth or urban legend about a historical figure. Some of the legends are widely known while others are new and obscure.  The story lines for the eight episodes are as follows:

“Bob Dylan and Dave Stewart hanging out in Crouch End; an 18 year-old Adolf Hitler attempting to get into art school; Cary Grant and Timothy Leary taking LSD; Salvador Dali summoning Alice Cooper to sit for him; Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando going on a road-trip; Samuel Beckett driving Andre The Giant to school; Muhammad Ali saving a suicidal man; and The Sex Pistols and the story behind the infamous expletive-filled TV interview which announced the arrival of punk rock.”

Grint will star in the episode about Hitler, played by Iwan Rheon, as Hitler’s friend, Gustl. The summary of the episode states:

“A comedy drama observing as an 18 year-old Adolf Hitler pursues his passion for art, as he and his best friend August, a talented musician, live in Vienna hoping to study at the revered Arts Academy. The only problem is that young Adolf is ‘crap’ at art and is rejected, incurring a wrath that would have far-reaching consequences.”

Urban Myths: Hitler The Artist. Image shows from L to R: Gustl (Rupert Grint), Adolf (Iwan Rheon).

Grint’s character can be seen in the trailer accompanying Hitler as he pursues this dream and attempting, and presumably failing, to encourage and support his artistic expression.

The premise of the entire series is to intrigue the audience with these ridiculous yet perhaps possible, scenarios about historical figures, whom we all believe we already know so much about, and get them thinking, “What if these stories were true?”

The first episode will be airing on January 19th at 10 pm on Sky Arts and you can catch Grint in action on February 2nd. To read the full descriptions of all the episodes click here and check out the trailer below:

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