With writer/artist Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and writer/producer Tom Wheeler's (Puss In Boots) Cursed spending its first weekend before the masses, the streaming service is offering viewers a "history lesson" of how Nimue's (13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford) journey and the legend of King Arthur came to be. While the Netflix series is a reimagining of the story through the eyes of the teenage heroine with the mysterious gift destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake, the "real" characters are a "jambalaya" of historical facts as well as myths and legends. In the following video, Langford, Devon Terrell (Arthur), Daniel Sharman (Lancelot), and Gustaf Skarsgård (Merlin) introduce the "secret origins" of their respective characters:
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. Jon East (Killing Eve), Zetna Fuentes (One Life to Live), and Daniel Netthiem (The Hunter) are dividing directorial duties, with Fuentes executive producing the first two episodes of the 10-episode series, and Wheeler serving as writer and showrunner. Miller and Wheeler will executive produce, with Alex Boden (Sense8) producing and Silenn Thomas serving as co-executive producer. Here's the official trailer for Cursed, premiering on Netflix this Friday, July 17th:
From Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler, Cursed is a reimagining of the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of Nimue (Katherine Langford). Armed with mysterious powers and a legendary sword, young rebel Nimue joins forces with charming mercenary Arthur (Devon Terrell) on a mission to save her people.
Netflix's Cursed also stars Devon Terrell (Barry) as Arthur, Gustaf Skarsgård (Westworld, Vikings) as Merlin, Peter Mullan (Ozark) as Father Carden, Lily Newmark (Temple, Sex Education) as Pym, Shalom Brune-Franklin (The State, Our Girl) as Igraine, Daniel Sharman (Fear the Walking Dead, Medici) as Weeping Monk, Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch) as King Uther Pendragon, Emily Coates (Flack) as Sister Iris, Billy Jenkins (The Crown, Holmes & Watson, Humans) as Squirrel, Bella Dayne (Humans, Troy: Fall of a City), and more.