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Netflix Shares First Look At New Game Of Thrones Style Fantasy Show Cursed

Netflix Shares First Look At New Game Of Thrones Style Fantasy Show Cursed

Netflix has released some first-look images for new fantasy show Cursed and it has serious Game of Thrones and The Witcher vibes.

The new series, which is set to land this summer, is based on the best-selling book and is a retelling of the Arthurian legend.

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It centres on Nimue (played by Katherine Langford from 13 Reasons Why), a young woman who has a 'mysterious gift' and is pre-destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake.

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A synopsis from Netflix reveals: "After her mother's death, [Nimue] 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."

And fantasy lovers are already pretty excited about the new show, one person wrote: "This looks so good, the production values especially."

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A second added: "Will definitely check this out. Strong cast, interesting premise."

While a third simply said: "This looks amazing."

The series is created by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller, the guys who wrote the book it's based on, so fans of the book can rest assured they'll do it justice on the small screen.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Wheeler said: "Realising these characters from page to screen was a unique and thrilling creative challenge.

"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.

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"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."

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Alongside Langford, it stars Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Matt Stokoe and Lily Newmark.

There's no set release date just yet, but you can keep up with developments on the Cursed Twitter page here.

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Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]