Katherine Langford gained quite a popularity through her role in 13 Reasons Why, though she has left those days behind, the Australian actor is returning on Netflix to lead another series an Arthurian fantasy drama by the name of Cursed.
The series takes inspiration from a graphic novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, of the same name.
Re-imagining old legends to depict them as a series or a movie has been quite a popular theme on Netflix, while this series will follow the legend of Arthur and the Excalibur sword, the take on the story is entirely different as we will get to witness the legend from the eyes of the Nimue aka Lady of the Lake.
When is Cursed Season 1 coming out?
Netflix recently revealed that the much-awaited series is coming on the 17th of July, Friday, the day would be quite anticipated by all the fans of the Arthurian legend and Langford.
The series will release on the same day for the UK as well as the US, as it is going to be a worldwide release.
Trailer For The Series
Netflix released a teaser trailer for the series in June 2020, featuring the historical-fantasy world and the various conflicts present in it.
In the same month, Netflix also dropped the official trailer which introduced to many new cast members other than Katherine. The trailer also shows incidents of magic being used in the Arthurian world.
As we get an inside on the story of the series where the future Lady of the Lake Nimue, the Red paladins, and other magical people try to get there on the Excalibur.
What is the story of Cursed?
Netflix’s Cursed is going to reimagine the world of round tables and gallant knights and the story of the religions in the Arthurian myth but in a world led by the Lady of the lake.
Not only did Netflix release a trailer for the series but also a plot summary was given, which is as follows:
Based on the New York Times bestselling book, “Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman 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 humble 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 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.”
Cursed Season 1 Cast and Characters
While Katherine Langford will lead the story as Nimue, the future Lady of the lake, Devon Terrell is going to play the role of a younger version of King Arthur.
Some of the major cast that is critical to the story includes Daniel Sharman as the Weeping Monk, Gustav Skarsgård as Merlin, Tom Stokoe as Gawain and Peter Mullen (playing a dangerous religious leader).
Other cast members include Shalom Brune-Franklin, Sebastian Armesto, Bella Dayne, Lily Newmark, Clive Russell.
Who is the Lady of the Lake?
In the popular Arthurian myth, the Lady of the lake is known to be a mysterious sorceress who is the one that gifts the Excalibur to Author, raises Sir Lancelot from his death, and traps Merlin.
While she might be a mystery in the original myth, Wheeler and Miller reimagined the Lady completely when they created their book and made her a warrior witch as well as one of the wielders of Excalibur.
It would be quite fun to see how the story pans out as we see this old legend from a different perspective.