Saturday, Netflix tweeted out a first look at its upcoming series, Cursed. This initial tease shows Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) in costume as the protagonist- a teenager named Nimue. Cursed is a 10 episode series based on the also upcoming graphic novel of the same name, written by Tom Wheeler (The Cape) and drawn by Frank Miller (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).
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The series is meant to be a reimagining of the classic Arthurian tale. The first step in that is the protagonist. Nemue, a young girl, tells the story from her own point of view, which is especially important given that she’s destined to become the Lady of the Lake. After her mother dies, our leading lady meets Arthur and the two embark on a quest to deliver a certain ancient sword to a certain wise wizard. The graphic novel itself is set to be published this year from Simon & Schuster.
Miller said in a statement “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 The Sword in the Stone, to a terrifying interpretation like Excalibur.”
Co-creators Wheeler and Miller are set to executive produce the tv production of Cursed as well. The Arthurian YA drama is slated for a 2020 release.