By: John M Jerva
The ageless story of King Arthur is going to get a massive reboot in a new series for Netflix which is set to hit later this month. The new epic show gives us a retelling of the one woman who will eventually become the “Lady of the Lake,” and judging from the new promo, there will be plenty of blood, magic and sorcery to feel the quota. Take a peek at the footage below and get ready for a reimagining of a timeless story.
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.
Cursed stars Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) as Nimue and she is joined by 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.
The series is executive produced by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler who also serves as a show runner.
Cursed will debut on Netflix starting on July 17th so mark the date and check out the new trailer below!