This series begins with new dramatic and romantic scenes that reflect many different historical and dramatic events. The series opens its events, as the tortured Janvart forced Jean Valian by Jaafar and his own conscience to reveal his true identity, but the promise to Vantin changes everything. Things look to thenders when rich rich arrives at their inn, but their joy is short-lived.
Now that the nuts and bolts are in place we can look forward to what promises to be a quality series safe in the knowledge that (apologies to musical fans) every Tom, Dick and Harry won't be bursting into godawful song.
While I don't really know exactly how grumpy you might be after spending 19 years on a static prison ship for stealing a loaf of bread, West's redemption has been nicely primed without anybody needing to make a song and dance about it.