Cursed: Everyone Who's Joining Katherine Langford in Netflix's Mythical New TV Series
Netflix's upcoming original series Cursed is a retelling of the Arthurian legend, and while it's definitely not the first time the story's been told, the new series is completely different. Previously, the legend of King Arthur has been told from a man's perspective, focusing on Arthur himself. This is as true for the 2008 BBC series Merlin as it is for Disney's 1963 animated film The Sword in the Stone and the famous 1975 parody Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
This time around, creators Tom Wheeler (who wrote Puss in Boots and Empire) and Frank Miller (best known for Sin City and 300) decided to switch things up by telling the story from a woman's perspective — specifically, 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford as Nimue. A social outcast, Nimue is forced to repress her magic until, one day, her entire village is slaughtered and her dying mother tasks her with reuniting the Sword of Power (known as Excalibur's Sword in other retellings of the Arthurian legend) with sorcerer Merlin in order to save the United Kingdom. Along the way, she meets a "roguish mercenary," Arthur, who joins her journey, and what ensues is a dark adventure.
Netflix is releasing the series this spring, though the exact date is still a mystery. The magical premise is based on a book, also titled Cursed, written and illustrated by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller, respectively. Keep reading to find out who'll be starring on Netflix's new series Cursed.