Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Cursed.
Based on the hit Young Adult book by writer Tom Wheeler and illustrator Frank Miller, the new fantasy drama premieres next month.
Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told from the perspective of Nimue, who is destined to become the famous Lady of the Lake.
13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford leads the cast, alongside Devon Terrell as Arthur, Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlin, and Sebastian Armesto as King Uther.
Watch the trailer:
All 10 episodes of Cursed will be available to watch exclusively on Netflix from Friday 17th July.
The official synopsis reads: “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.”
The cast also includes Matt Stokoe as Gawain, Lily Newmark as Pym, and Daniel Sharman as the Weeping Monk, alongside Shalom Brune-Franklin, Emily Coates, Billy Jenkins, Bella Dayne, and Peter Mullan.
The BBC’s complete Merlin series is available on DVD on Amazon.