Nicolas Cage will teach viewers about the origins of some of the most popular swears in the upcoming Netflix series History of Swear Words, and a sneak peek clip released by the streamer shows that the concept is just as amazing as you would expect. In the clip, Cage can be seen working on an unseen painting while speaking about a certain word that is often used as a swear - and "could also be a cat." The word in question is then revealed on the painting, and it's exactly what you think it is.
"Soon you'll learn the history of something so potent, so crucial, so vital to our culture. The f**king s**t we live for. History of Swear Words with Nicolas Cage is coming to Netflix January 5, motherf**kers," the video description reads.
History of Swear Words will consist of six episodes with each installment delving into the history of the origins, usage, and cultural impact of specific curse words. Each episode will last 20 minutes. Set to be explored in the documentary series are "f**k," "s**t," b**ch," "d*ck," "p****y," and "damn."
A variety of special guest celebrities will also be featured in the series to speak about each swear word, including 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. Various linguists, cognitive scientists, and lexicographers will also be featured to speak about the history and cultural impact of these words.
Bellamie Blackstone (I Love You, America) will serve as showrunner and executive produce the series alongside Funny or Die's Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Beth Belew along with B17's Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner.
This series is one of many small screen projects Cage has recently lined up for himself. He is on board to play Tiger King personality Joe Exotic in a scripted drama series at Amazon, which is undoubtedly one of the actor's most anticipated projects from fans. He'll also executive produce and lend his voice to a dragon in the Amazon series Highfire.
Meanwhile, Cage will also continue to appear in many upcoming movies. This includes playing himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with the actor forced to become a "real-life" hero by saving his wife and son from a notorious drug lord. He'll also be starring in the comedy horror movie Willy's Wonderland as a janitor attacked by murderous animatronic characters while working the night shift at a family entertainment center. This year, he appeared in the sci-fi martial arts movie Jiu Jitsu alongside Frank Grillo, Alain Moussi, JuJu Chan, and Tony Jaa.
History of Swear Words with Nicolas Cage is set to begin streaming on Netflix on Jan. 5. If viewership is high enough, the streamer just might order some additional episodes, as there are still plenty of other significant swear words for the concept to explore. The sneak peek video of the series comes to us from Netflix on YouTube.