Cursed, the upcoming Netflix fantasy adaptation of Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler’s YA retelling the Arthurian legend, is coming this summer, and we have pictures!
Netflix released their first look pictures from the first half of season 1 of its summer series, Cursed, which will star Katherine Langford as Nimue, the main protagonist of the show.
Cursed takes the King Arthur story and gives it a little twist, as obviously this is more about Nimue, the one who becomes the Lady of the Lake, whom which Arthur recovers his legendary sword from.
Netflix’s record with making books, YA books in particular, into success movies and series hasn’t gone unnoticed and we’re looking for more of the same with this one. Having Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Love, Simon) as the main character seems like a brilliant start, and looking at these images gives us all the more reason to be excited for this 10-episode series!
Based on the 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. Cursed 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.
Alongside Langford are Devon Terrell (Arthur), Gustaf Skarsgård (Merlin), Daniel Sharman (Weeping Monk), Sebastian Armesto (King Uther Pendragon), Matt Stokoe (Gawain), Lily Newmark (Pym), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Igraine), Emily Coates (Sister Iris), Billy Jenkins (Squirrel), Bella Dayne (Red Spear), and Peter Mullan (Father Carden).