Fantasy series Cursed—based on the illustrated novel by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller—recently dropped on Netflix.

Upon its release on July 17, 2020, the show's season 1 immediately emerged to the number one spot of trending shows in most of the countries.

What is ‘Cursed’ About?

Reimagining the legendary tale of King Arthur, Netflix released the fantasy drama series Cursed based on the story of Nimue aka the Fey queen (played by Katherine Langford).  The latter character is destined to become the mythical Lady of the Lake.

The series begins when Nimue’s dying mother, Lenore, tasks her daughter to deliver the "Sword of Power" to Merlin after Christian monks group, Red Paladins, attack the villagers of Dewdenn.

In her quest, Nimue meets young and charming Arthur with whom she joins hands to accomplish the last task given to her by her mother.

But before bringing the sword to Merlin, Nimue wields the Sword of Power herself to fight and save her tribe, Fey, from being persecuted by the Christain monks.

The series is produced and written by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. The first season of the series was directed by Jon East, Daniel Nettheim, Zetna Fuentes, and Sarah O'Gorman.

The Arthurian tale also features other (except Nimue) legendary personalities and historical stories—including the young would-be King Arthur, the Fey tribe, Merlin and his connection with the Sword of Power; and the battle between Uther Pendragon and Cumber (a.k.a. the Ice King) over the castle of Camelot.

'Cursed' Cast 

Cursed introduced various characters while unfolding its reimagination of the historical tales of the Lady of the Lake.

13 Reasons Why famed actress Katherine Langford portrays the main protagonist Nimue in the series.

In addition to Langford, the prominent cast in the series includes— Australian actor Devon Terrell as Arthur; Vikings star Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlin, the magician; English actor Daniel Sharman as Lancelot aka Weeping Monk; actress Lily Newmark as Pym; Sebastian Armesto as Uther Pendragon; Emily Coates as Sister Iris; Shalom Brune-Franklin as Igraine / Morgana; and Peter Mullan as Father Carden.

The show's recurring cast includes actors such as Polly Walker, Billy Jenkins, Adaku Ononogbo, Catherine Walker, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Sofia Oxenham, Clive Russell, and Sophie Harkness.

Katherine Langford On 'Cursed' Season 2

Speaking with Elle magazine about the storyline of the second season of Cursed, Langford implied that there were so many more stories to be covered in the upcoming seasons.

“There is so much more story left, and if we're able to reveal that, or if there is a desire to see what lies beyond the final episode of this season,” remarked Langford.

She further explained, “I'm trying not to spoil anything, but I feel like this [season] is really just the tip of the iceberg.”

 “There's a lot of talk about the sword this season, and I feel like it would be interesting to see just how deep Nimue's powers go and what kind of untapped power she has within,” told Langford.

The first season of Cursed is now streaming on Netflix.