Cursed is an upcoming Netflix series that is a retelling of the classic Arthurian tale this time from the perspective of a teenage version of the Lady of the Lake aka Nimue.
The fantasy series is based on the upcoming novel from Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller (300, Sin City, Martha Washington, The Dark Knight Returns) that stars up-and-coming actress Katherine Langford (Knives Out, 13 Reasons Why) as Nimue.
Based on the upcoming book of the same name, Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine 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 young 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.
Wheeler and Miller are producing with Thomas writing/showrunning the series.
Katherine Langford has revealed on her Instagram account over the weekend that their 10-month shoot has come to an end and the series has wrapped filming.
LANGFORD: “10 months ago we started the journey of Cursed, and very quickly it became apparent that this story was much greater than any one of us had imagined. It’s been the most empowering feeling getting to go to work every day and tell the story of a true heroine; capable and strong, but especially to tell it with so many other women at the helm – from executive producers, directors, heads of hair and make up, head of costume, head of art department, head armourer, script supervisor, stunts, grips, camera, video, daily team Nim….it reinforced how important having your story told truthfully is, especially as a woman. I hope when this comes out that it gives you the power to thrive to the fullest, like it’s given all of us this past year.”
Katherine has a supporting role in Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery Knives Out playing Meg Thrombey and had originally had a part in Avengers: Endgame that was ultimately removed from the final film.
Joining Langford on the series will be Devon Terrell (Barry) as Arthur and Gustaf Skarsgard (Vikings, Westworld) as Merlin.
This isn’t the only high-concept fantasy series coming to Netflix as the Henry Cavill led show The Witcher (based on the popular fantasy novels and video game franchise) drops next month.
Cursed hasn’t been given an official release date but is expected to drop sometime in 2020, given that it has just completed production.
SOURCE: KATHERINE LANGFORD