Netflix Drops First Look At 'Cursed' And 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Will Love It
Enter Cursed - a new Netflix Original Series based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name. And with the release date approaching, Netflix has treated us to some first look snaps, too.
The series is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend and is told through the character Nimue (played by 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford), a young, gifted woman who is destined to become Lady of the Lake.
In original Arthurian mythology, it is King Arthur who is associated with the magic sword (known as the Excalibur) but in Cursed, it is Nimue who must source it, in a bid to rebel against the Red Paladins, and King Uther.
Nimue finds a partner in Arthur (a humble mercenary) and together they set off in a quest to find Merlin. The enchanting tale is also a coming-of-age story, combining ancient mythology with modern themes - terrorism, war and finding courage in impossible situations.
As well as an enchanting plot, there's also a pretty impressive cast. Alongside Katherine Langford, Devon Terrell (Ophelia) stars as Arthur, while Gustaf Skarsgård (Westworld) plays Merlin.
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Sebastian Armesto (Broadchurch, Poldark) stars as King Uther, Matt Stokoe (Jamestown, The Village) as Gawain, Lily Newmark (Sex Education) as Pym and Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl) as Igraine.
While there's no release date just yet, we do know the show will be 10 episodes long and will be arriving in the summer.
Ahead of its release, Netflix has released a selection of teaser images - and we're getting definite Game of Thrones vibes. In one, Nimue can be seen wielding the sword while another features Nimue with Arthur.
Cursed was written by Tom Wheeler who told Entertainment Weekly: "Realising these characters from page to screen was a unique and thrilling creative challenge.
"[...] Led by Katherine Langford, who is equal parts classic hero and sword-swinging badass, this extraordinary cast has brought such depth, commitment, and heart to this story. We can't wait to introduce them to audiences around the world."
I think we can all agree this sounds epic. Bring on summer!
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