Long live the new king. But who will it be? The answer will come through the mystical and powerful manipulations of fate emanating from Avalon.I really do not think a movie would have done this book justice, but a mini-series did a fantastic job. Some things are not there, others are changed or taken out, but overall this is a very enjoyable look at the women of Bradley's fantastic fantasy novel. I have never been sure if Julianna Margulies was the best choice for Morgaine, that is my only problem with this mini-series. She is not bad, but she is far from my first choice. Anjelica Huston is wonderful! Michael Vartan plays Lancelot. The actors that played Arthur and Gwenwyfar are Edward Atterton and Samantha Mathis. Caroline Goodall plays Morgaine's mother, Igraine. We also see Freddie Highmore as young Arthur.
The Mists of Avalon, from Marion Zimmer Bradley's bestseller, retells the Arthurian legend from the perspective of the women who shaped events with spiritual powers. Anjelica Huston plays high priestess Viviane, the Lady of the Lake determined to perpetuate the ways of Avalon. Julianna Margulies is Morgaine, her chosen successor. Joan Allen portrays Morgause, fiercely driven to shape the royal lineage to her own end. Out of the lives of these three and others - and out of the mists - will come a nation's destiny.
A very good adaption, I recommend it.