Comedy, Series Premiere.
Hapless minor Chaosian Lord Merlin Sawall (Ben Affleck) finds himself unexpectedly propelled to the top of the hierarchy of the Courts of Chaos and made the new Emperor of the Pole of Reality. Waiting for him there to tell him how to do his job is Lord Humphrey of House Appleby, Permanent Lord of Administrative Affairs in Thelbane, the Palace of the Emperor.
Also making Merlin’s life crazy are Sir Bernard of House Woolley (Derek Fowlds), his new Private Secretary obsessed with the minutae of proper Thari, and Merlin’s brother Jurt (also played by Ben Affleck), who is convinced he could do the job better.
Future episodes will have guest appearances by Merlin’s mother Dara (Tilda Swinton) and Merlin’s other. scheming brother Mandor (Jeremy Irons).