Netflix is continuing it’s trend of quality original programming with a new series slated to be released December 2019 or early 2020. Cursed is a retelling of the King Arthur legend from the perspective of Nimue, a girl with mysterious power who is fated to become the tragic Lady of the Lake. The story follows Nimue and her quest as she teams up with a young Arthur to deliver an ancient sword to Merlin.
It was announced that Netflix had ordered the 10 episode first season in March of 2019. The series is based on a young adult novel written by Thomas Wheeler (Puss in Boots) and illustrated by famed comic book artist Frank Miller, known for his work on comics such as Sin City and 300. The duo will be creating the series for the streaming giant as well as serving as executive producers. At the time of the Netflix announcement, the young adult book was still being written — with a release date of fall 2019. This is believed to be the first time a pair of writers had to finish a novel and adapt the television series at the same time.
Cursed, stars Katherine Langford as Nimue. Langford is an Australian actress that fans will recognize from the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, (which earned her an Emmy nomination.) Daniel Sharman (The Originals, Fear the Walking Dead,) Devon Terrell (Barry,) and Gustaf Skarsgaard (Vikings) have also been added to the cast.
Cursed is currently in production in the UK and to get the buzz started, Netflix released the first set photo today showing Katherine Langford as Nimue. I’m sure we will be seeing many more teasers in the days and weeks to come, but as yet no trailer for the series has been released.