Netflix has released a first look at its new upcoming series Cursed, a story based on the legends of King Arthur…but with a rather significant twist.
Cursed, a new series premiering on Netflix this summer, is based on the stories of King Arthur, but with a big twist. Instead of centering on Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, as most of the stories do, Cursed focuses on Nimue, the woman who becomes the Lady of the Lake.
Here is the official synopsis for Cursed:
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.
The series stars include: Katherine Langford (Nimue), Devon Terrell (Arthur), Gustaf Skarsgård (Merlin), Daniel Sharman (Weeping Monk), Sebastian Armesto (King Uther Pendragon), Matt Stokoe (Gawain), Lily Newmark (Pym), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Igraine), Emily Coates (Sister Iris), Billy Jenkins (Squirrel), Bella Dayne (Red Spear), and Peter Mullan (Father Carden).
Cursed will consist of 10 1-hour episodes and will premiere on Netflix this summer.