Katherine Langford is heading back to Netflix. The Emmy-nominated star of ’13 Reasons Why’ is taking on a very different role in ‘Cursed’, a new spin on the legend of King Arthur, which will explore “timely, familiar themes including the obliteration of the natural world, religious zeal and oppression, senseless war and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.”
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The first season will consist of 10 episodes. The series will be co-written by Tom Wheeler (TV’s ‘The Cape’) and Frank Miller (‘The Dark Knight Returns’). ‘Cursed’ re-examines the tale of King Arthur from the perspective of Nimue, the legendary Lady of the Lake. Langford stars as Nimue.
“Cursed is a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine 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 young 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.”
A new photo of Langford in the role has been released:
FIRST LOOK: Katherine Langford in #Cursed — an epic re-imagination of the Arthurian legend. Coming 2020. pic.twitter.com/3V4FkHLCrr
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In a statement, Miller said:
“I have always been entranced by the mythological Arthur story – and by Nimue, in particular. It can be interpreted in any number of ways – from a delightful children’s story, as in Sword in the Stone, to a terrifying interpretation like Excalibur.”
The cast also includes Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Peter Mullan, Lily Newmark, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Emily Coates, Catherine Walker, and Billy Jenkins.
In addition to the Netflix series, Wheeler and Miller will also co-write a book, with art by Miller, which is due this fall. Netflix hasn’t announced when ‘Cursed’, the TV show will be released, but it would make sense to launch it when the book arrives, so expect it to debut in the fall as well.
Source: Entertainment Weekly