Cursed Season 1 – “Cursed”- an American fantasy drama web series coming up. It’s based on the novel of the same name, illustrated by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. With the star of “13 reasons why” Catherine Langford, Netflix has presented the debut trailer of the series “Cursed”.
What’s the storyline of the Cursed??
It’s a story told through the eyes of Nimue. Cursed is described as a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend. The story revolves around Nimue, who is a young girl with a mysterious gift. To reunite the Ancient Sword with Merlin, who is destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake.
Later on her journey, she finds a young mercenary named Arthur, after her mothers death. Arthur was in search of Merlin in order to deliver an ancient sword. However, the cursed flipped the script of the Arthurian legend.
It told that the sword is not destined for a king ut it is destined for a queen to defeat the invading forces who devasted their village. Nimue becomes an example of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and King Uther, throughout their journey.
When was the first trailer released? What are the key takeaways?
The series Cursed, till now two trailers have been released. First, a teaser trailer came which sets up the historical fantasy world of the show, in June 2020. And then, an official trailer released by the Netflix, on 18 June 2020.
The footage introduces new versions of King Arthur and Merlin as well as other lesser-known faces. It also shows the magic seen in the world where Katherine Langford’s character lives in.
We can notice from the trailer, when most of the villagers were past asleep, the Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther kill the villagers. As the villagers were known to have magical powers and an ancient sword. To become powerful, Nimue, a young girl with a mysterious gift. To reunite the Ancient Sword with Merlin, she was commanded by her dying mother. However, a humble mercenary, Arthur joins her.
Cursed Season-1: Release date
The set up of the series was on a disused Army land in Surrey, England. The setup part was already started in the month of January 2019 and the work was completed in March 2019. However, the filming was scheduled to start in April and continued until September 2019. Though the post-production part was completed by early 2020.
After Netflix confirmation, the series will premiere on 17 July 2020, on Netflix. With total of ten episodes, first season will screened.
Cursed Season-1: Cast
The cast of the show is preety impressive, apart from the enchanting plot. Here is the list of all the characters:
- Katherine Langford as Nimue
- Devon Terrell as Arthur
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlin
- Peter Mullan as Father Carden
- Daniel Sharman as the Weeping Monk
- Shalom Brune-Franklin as Sister Igraine
- Matt Stokoe as Gawain the Green Knight
- Emily Coates as Sister Iris
- Sebastian Armesto as King Uther Pendragon
- Scarlett Rock
- Phill Webster
- Daniella Gad