The mini-series attempts to cover the life story of Paris and Helen from their earlier days to the end of the Trojan War. The film begins with the birth of Paris and the prophecy Cassandra makes about her brother. Then switches to Sparta and the abduction of Helen by Theseus, preceeding her marriage to Menelaus. The film continues telling the tale until the death of Agamemnon.
The film covers several aspects of the Trojan War legends but offers some original takes on the psychologies of the figures involved. Unusualy, Agamemnon himself is depicted lusting after Helen.