'History of Swear Words': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Nicolas Cage-hosted series

The Netflix series explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words

                            'History of Swear Words': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Nicolas Cage-hosted series
Nicolas Cage (Netflix)

Ever wonder how some of your favorite words came to be so popular? Some of these words seem almost too perfect when we need to use them in a moment of anger, or disbelief, or even confusion. Well, wait no longer. Nicolas Cage is set to host a new Netflix series that explains how some of the most popular swear words came to become an integral part of the English language. Read on to know more about 'History of Swear Words'.

Release date

'History of Swear Words' will be released on Netflix on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 12 AM PST.


According to Deadline, 'History of Swear Words' will explore the origins, pop culture-usage, science, and cultural impact of curse words. The season will consist of six 20-minute installments, each of which will feature Nicolas Cage talk to experts in etymology, pop culture, historians, and entertainers to learn more about the words, “f*ck”, “sh*t”, “b*tch”, “d*ck”, “pu**y” and “damn.” 

The 20-minute episodes will also feature a host of celebrity guests, among them 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.

Experts include cognitive scientist and author of 'What the F', Benjamin Bergen, linguist Anne Charity Hudley, professor of feminist studies Mireille Miller-Young, film critic Elvis Mitchell, author of 'Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing' Melissa Mohr, and 'Word by Word' author Kory Stamper.


Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage (Getty Images)

Nicolas Cage is an actor and filmmaker best known for his roles in the 'National Treasure' film series, 'Ghost Rider', 'Con Air', and 'Face/Off'. He will be hosting all six episodes of 'History of Swear Words'.


'History of Swear Words' is produced by Funny or Die and B17 Entertainment. Bellamie Blackstone serves as the showrunner and an executive producer. Other executive producers include Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Beth Belew for Funny Or Die, and Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner for B17 Entertainment.



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