Cursed featurette teases Netflix series’ vibrant world
Ahead of its debut this Friday, Netflix has released the first featurette for their upcoming fantasy series adaptation of Cursed, featuring interviews by the main cast led by Katherine Langford as they talked about Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s incredible vision for the series. The 10-episode series will be available for streaming on July 17. Check out the video in the player below!
Based on Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. The series is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.
The series will be led by Golden Globe nominee Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Love Simon, Knives Out) as Nimue. It will also feature Devon Terrell as Arthur, Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlin, Daniel Sharman as Weeping Monk, Sebastian Armesto as King Uther Pendragon, Matt Stokoe as Gawain, Lily Newmark as Pym, Shalom Brune-Franklin as Igraine, Emily Coates as Sister Iris, Billy Jenkins as Squirrel, Bella Dayne as Red Spear, and Peter Mullan as Father Carden.
Cursed series is created and executive produced by authors Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller with Wheeler set as the showrunner. It is also produced by Alex Boden with Silenn Thomas serving as an executive producer.