The cast. Langford plays Nimue, Devon Terrell plays Arthur, and Gustaf Skarsgård plays Merlin, a legendary wizard in Arthurian folklore. The supporting cast is rounded out by Peter Mullan, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Daniel Sharman, and Sebastian Armesto.
The source material. An illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Both created the TV series and serve as executive producers. “Realizing these characters from page to screen was a unique and thrilling creative challenge,” Wheeler told Entertainment Weekly. “I think first and foremost when casting for Cursed, Frank and I were looking for a mythological truth, actors who could bring the emotion and the humanity to legendary characters without losing the sense of elemental magic and epic stakes. 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.”
What can fans expect? “I think with Cursed, because it’s so different, everyone is going to take something different away from it. It has a little piece of epic, a little piece of fantasy and a bit of history,” says Langford in a statement sent from Netflix. “It’s tragic, but it’s also full of love. It’s funny, but it’s also devastating. It’s a story that we think we know so much about, but we’ve never seen in a way before like this.”
Release date. Like we said, be on the lookout for Cursed on Netflix July 17.