The teaser trailer has arrived for Cursed, Netflix‘s upcoming fantasy series led by Katherine Langford, the Aussie star known for her role in the first season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
The series, based on the graphic novel written by Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) and illustrated by Frank Miller (Sin City), re-imagines the Arthurian legend through the eyes of teenage heroine Nimue (Langford). Destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake, her journey finds her becoming unexpected partners with a younger mercenary named Arthur (played by Devon Terrell, who played a young Barack Obama in Netflix film Barry), who’s on a mission to deliver a certain sword to one Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård, perhaps best known for playing Floki in the series Vikings).
It’s a tale that has been told countless times and in countless ways over the years, so fingers firmly crossed the angle of this series provides something fresh and fun. The trailer is but of the teaser variety, so we don’t get much in the way of plot, but we do get slick introductions to a number of our lead characters and a taste of the world. On surface-level impressions, it looks like Netflix has a big production with Cursed; could it follow in the success of their previous fantasy series hit, The Witcher?
Cursed will be hitting 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.