Game Of Thrones meets Witcher in Netflix’s upcoming series Cursed

Game Of Thrones meets Witcher in Netflix's upcoming series Cursed

Worldwide things have come to a standstill because of Coronavirus but Netflix isn’t showing any signs of slowing down the release of new content, and now it has announced that they will soon release a new fantasy series based on the myth of Excalibur. The series is titled Cursed and it’s slightly different from the usual stories as King Arthur isn’t the central character of this story. The upcoming Netflix series focuses on the origins of the legendary Lady of the Lake.

Game Of Thrones meets Witcher in Netflix's upcoming series Cursed

 

Most of the people might have heard or read about the legend of Excalibur. Merlin who is the royal sorcerer, uses magic to seal a powerful sword in a stone, and Arthur, who is the secret son of the king, pulls the sword out of the stone. However, the magical sword gets damaged in a battle with the knight Lancelot, and the mysterious Lady of the Lake restores it to its former glory, which results in Arthur becoming the king of Camelot.

 

Camelot and Arthur’s story has been retold and reimagined countless times; which includes Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and The Green Knight (2020). However, the story of the Lady of the Lake is largely untold and Netflix is bringing the enigmatic character back to the centerstage with Cursed.

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Starring Katherine Langford (Knives Out, 13 Reasons Why), Cursed follows the story of Nimue, who will ultimately change into the Lady of the Lake. Nimue’s story is filled with magic, action, and intrigue — and the preview images gives a strong Game Of Thrones/ Witcher feel! However the important thing to note is that the show finally makes ladies the central character of a fantasy world that has been dominated by male narratives

Game Of Thrones meets Witcher in Netflix's upcoming series Cursed

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“One of the things about the Arthurian legend is that there are very, very few female characters, and if there are female characters, there’s no narrative about them,” Langford told Refinery29 of her upcoming role in the Netflix show. “It’s really the first retelling of Arthurian legend through the eyes of a woman and it was something that I finished reading and I just literally flipped out and went, Fuck, this is really good.”

“It’s telling a story of a true heroine that is capable and strong and not just altering a story because she’s a woman,” she continued. “[It’s] something I wish I’d had growing up.”

 

 

The streaming site hasn’t yet shared the trailer for the show, however, we will not have to wait for a long to see how Nimue’s story fits into the legend of Camelot. Cursed premieres on Netflix this summer.

 

 

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