Cursed is based on the illustrated novel of the same name written by Thomas Wheeler and the legendary Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, 300, Sin City).
Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through Nimue, who in this version is a teenage heroine. In Arthurian legend Nimue is the infamous Lady of the Lake.
Netflix adapted Cursed into a 10-episode series scheduled to air on Netflix on 17 July. Cursed stars Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) as Nimue, Devon Terrell as Arthur and Gustaf Skarsgård (Floki on Vikings) as Merlin.
Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King.
But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen?
Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave…
That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else.
Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny.
But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.