Netflix has dropped a short-but-sweet behind the scenes featurette for Cursed, with Aussie star Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why, Knives Out) talking about the highly anticipated fantasy series.
“In the Arthurian legends, there isn’t one story told from a single female character,” Langford explains. “It’s a story that we think we know so much about, but we’ve never seen before in a way like this.”
Langford also set up the basic starts of the plot, with Langford’s Numue finding herself against the oppression and hunting of those with magic and supernatural gifts, and having to deliver a certain sword to Merlin.
“Cursed has a little piece of epic, it has a little piece of fantasy, it has a bit of history.” Sounds and, so far, looks great. Fingers firmly crossed it is.
All ten episodes of the series, also starring Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings) as Merlin and Devon Terrell (Barry) as Arthur, among others, will be arriving on Netflix on July 17.
Official synopsis for Cursed:
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.