We knew from the waves of preview images that were released last month that it was only a matter of time before we got our eyeballs on Netflix's Cursed. Stemming from writer/artist Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and writer/producer Tom Wheeler (Puss In Boots), the series serves as a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue (13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford): a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. With the series set to hit the streaming service on Friday, July 17, Netflix is offering viewers the following teaser that not only shines a light on Nimue's backstory but also has our lead posing a very intriguing question: after a history of fallen kings, will the sword choose a queen?
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.
Netflix's Cursed also stars Devon Terrell (Barry), Gustaf Skarsgård (Westworld, Vikings), Peter Mullan (Ozark), Lily Newmark (Temple, Sex Education), Shalom Brune-Franklin (The State, Our Girl), Daniel Sharman (Fear the Walking Dead, Medici), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Emily Coates (Flack), Catherine Walker (Versailles, The Delinquent Season), Billy Jenkins (The Crown, Holmes & Watson, Humans), Bella Dayne (Humans, Troy: Fall of a City), and more.