AceShowbiz - The first trailer for "Urban Myths" has been released by Sky Arts. The video features first look at %cJoseph Fiennes% as %cMichael Jackson%, %cStockard Channing% as %cElizabeth Taylor% and %cBrian Cox% as %cMarlon Brando% who are going on a road trip.
A scene shows Jackson suddenly saying, "I sensed danger!" Taylor, who's driving at that moment, replies, "You always had such keen senses, Michael." Giving a deadpan expression from the backseat, Brando chimes in, "Like when he sensed %cPrince% was trying to kill his monkey through dreams."
The trailer also offers glimpses of other famous characters including singer and songwriter %cBob Dylan% (%cEddie Marsan%), British actor %cCary Grant% (%cBen Chaplin%), psychologist and writer Dr. Timothy Leary (%cAidan Gillen%), novelist Samuel Beckett (%cDavid Threlfall%), Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (%cIwan Rheon%) and his friend played by %cRupert Grint%.
"Urban Myths" is an eight-episode comedy that will feature the story of Dylan and %cDave Stewart% hanging out in Crouch End, an 18 year-old Hitler attempting to get into art school and Grant who's taking LSD with Dr. Leary. The series also follows Salvador Dali who will be summoning %cAlice Cooper% to sit for him, Beckett who's driving %cAndre the Giant% to school, %cMuhammad Ali% saving a suicidal man, and the %cSex Pistols% and the story behind their infamous expletive-filled TV interview which announced the arrival of punk rock.
The series also features one of the final performances of "Star Wars" actress %cCarrie Fisher%. She plays a burger flipper in a diner that Jackson, Taylor and Brando visit.
"Urban Myths" debuts on Thursday, January 19 on Sky Arts.