If you have ever wondered how profanity actually became profane, Nicolas Cage is here to help you out. The actor is no stranger to swearing, but in Netflix's upcoming show History of Swear Words he will be doing it in a more educational way.
Watch the trailer of "History of Swear Words" here
The six-episode series hosted by Nicolas Cage tells the origin stories of some of the most widely used curse words around the world.
To shed light on the taboo topic, each 20-minute episode the "Moonstruck" star will welcome a smorgasbord of etymology experts, historians and celebrities explaining the origins of profanities.
The trailer, be warned, is completely uncensored, so be sure to watch with headphones if the easily offended are around.
It opens with Cage standing up and just screaming course words, likely a reference to him doing pretty much the exact same thing in Deadfall. It only gets better from there, explaining the myth that the expletive is an acronym, and delving into how swear words are understood by the people using and hearing them.
Guest stars featured on the first run of "History of Swear Words" episodes include: 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 Benjamin Bergen (PhD, Cognitive Scientist, Author of "What The F"), Mireille Miller-Young (PhD, Professor of Feminist Studies), Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic/Host of "The Treatment" on KCRW), Melissa Mohr (PhD, Author of "Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing"), and Kory Stamper (Lexicographer, Author of "Word By Word").
"History of Swear Words" features showrunner Bellamie Blackstone, who also serves as executive producer with Funny or Die's Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Beth Belew, plus B17 Entertainment's Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner. The series debuts globally January 5 on Netflix.