The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

‘The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself’ follows a young boy named Nathan Byrn, who is the son of an evil witch responsible for a deadly massacre. As he discovers his real identity, he struggles to find his place in the world.

Release Date

The 8-episode series will stream on Netflix from October 28, 2022.

Cast & creators

  • Jay Lycurgo as Nathan Byrn
  • Nadia Parkes as Annalise O’Brien
  • Emilien Vekemans as Gabriel
  • Isobel Jesper Jones as Jessica Byrn
  • Karen Connell as Celia
  • Paul Ready as Soul O’Brien
  • David Gyasi as Marcus Edge
  • Kerry Fox as Esmie
  • Fehinti Balogun as Bjorn
  • Misia Butler as Niall
  • Liz White as Penelope
  • Róisín Murphy as Mercury

Directed by Colm McCarthy, Debs Paterson and Rachna Suri


“Sixteen-year-old Nathan (Jay Lycurgo) is the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch. Fearing he will follow in his father’s footsteps, Nathan is closely monitored throughout his childhood. As the boundaries between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fray, Nathan – along with mischievous Annalise and charismatic Gabriel – will soon discover who he truly is.”

Other details

‘The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself’ is an adaptation of the first book in a young-adult trilogy series titled, ‘Half Bad’. It has been written by Sally Green and was published in 2014. The following parts are named ‘Half Wild’ (2015) and ‘Half Lost’ (2016).


Nathan grasps with the truth of his existence as the conflict between Blood Witch and Fairborn Witch peaks. He finally escapes captivity, gets his powers and finds himself in a world not ready to accept him.

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