Netflix’s “Cursed” Starring Katherine Langford as Nimue is Coming This Summer

Posted on May 07, 2020

Netflix dropped the deets on its latest fantasy series, and like so many of these announcements, we content-hungry few are just happy to see something new come along. In other words, we’ll give it a shot because it’s not like we’ll be going to any movies this summer.


Based on the New York Times bestselling book, “Cursed” is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman 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 humble 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. “Cursed” is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.

Cast: Katherine Langford (Nimue), Devon Terrell (Arthur), Gustaf Skarsgård (Merlin), Daniel Sharman (Weeping Monk), Sebastian Armesto (King Uther Pendragon), Matt Stokoe (Gawain), Lily Newmark (Pym), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Igraine), Emily Coates (Sister Iris), Billy Jenkins (Squirrel), Bella Dayne (Red Spear), Peter Mullan (Father Carden)



Not to be bitches — okay, we’ll be bitches: It has that “Netflix fantasy series” aesthetic to it. It was a big part of the reason why we could never really get into The Witcher, even though it had a lot of buzz and supporters. The costume and production design looks … moderately priced. Not cheap, exactly; but nowhere near the level of Game of Thrones or Outlander. Those nun costumes look like they could be whipped up in ten minutes on a home sewing machine.


[Photo Credit: Netflix]

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