Netflix has made its intentions clear that they want to create epic fantasy-dramas that can be loved by subscribers worldwide. Not only do we have The Witcher to look forward to in December 2019 but looking further ahead in 2020 is the arrival of Cursed.
Cursed is an upcoming Netflix Original series based on the illustrated YA novel of the same name Tom Wheeler. Illustrations were drawn by Frank Miller. Both serve as the writers of the series and will also serve as executive producers. Directing duties have been split amongst three directors, Jon East (Killing Eve), Zetna Fuentes (One Life to Live), Daniel Netthiem (The Hunter).
What is the plot of Cursed?
Told through the eyes of Nimue, a young rebellious teenage heroine whose destiny lies in helping Arthur, a young mercenary to ascend to the throne of Camelot. After the death of her mother, Nimue enlists the help Arthur on her quest to deliver an ancient and powerful sword to Merlin the Wizard.
Who is in the cast of Cursed?
Confirmed cast members with roles are as follows:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen Heard Them Before?|
|Nimue||Katherine Langford||Love, Simon | 13 Reasons Why | Knives Out|
|King Arthur||Devon Turell||Barry | Ophelia | The Professor|
|Merlin||Gustaf Skarsgard||Vikings | Westworld | The Way Back|
|Rugen The Leper King||Ólafur Darri Ólafsson||Murder Mystery | Trapped | The Meg|
|Cumber the Ice King||Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson||Alpha | Atomic Blonde | Game of Thrones|
|Red Spear||Bella Dayne||Troy: Fall of a City | Sex, Guaranteed | Plebs|
|Bu’Luf||Perry Fitzpatrick||This Is England ’86 | All the Devil’s Men | Weekender|
|Gawain||Matt Stokoe||Bodyguard | Jamestown | Misfits|
|Isma||Natasha Culzac||Men in Black: International | The Strangers ||
|Josse||Tobi King Bakare||Temple|
|Yeva||Olwen Fouéré||The Survivalist | Mandy | This Must Be the Place|
|Druna||Jennifer Saayeng||Summer of Rockets | Vera | Emerald City|
Cast Members with unconfirmed roles are as follows:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen Heard Them Before?|
|TBA||Sebastian Armesto||Harlots | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | Marie Antoinette|
|TBA||Shalom Brune-Franklin||The State | Bad Mothers | Our Girl|
|TBA||Emily Coates||Flack | Warren | Ackley Bridge|
|TBA||Billy Jenkins||The Crown | Holmes & Watson | Humans|
|TBA||Peter Mullen||Ozark | Tyrannosaur | The Magdalene Sisters|
|TBA||Lily Newmark||Pin Cushion | Juliet, Naked | Sex Education|
|TBA||Daniel Sharman||Immortals | The Collection | Teen Wolf|
|TBA||Catherine Walker||A Dark Song | Leap Year | Patick’s Day|
|TBA||Adaku Ononogbo||Jessica Jones | Dietland | Shankman’s|
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So Cursed is based on a comic book?
It’s an Illustrated YA Novel and not a comic book. Frank Miller and author Tom Wheeler collaborated on the project together to tell the story of King Arthur from the point of view of the Lady of the Lake.
The comic is scheduled to be released on October 1st, 2019. The second image was meant to be the first cover but this has now been changed to orange cover on the left below.
Has Netflix released any stills or images for Cursed?
Netflix hasn’t released many images for Cursed but there are plenty of leaked photos taken on set.
Where is production up to?
At the time of writing, filming is still ongoing and has been since March 4th, 2019. Some filming has taken place in England. From the images above the onset, location was by Frensham Little Pond in Frensham. Other locations that have reportedly been used are Albury Park in Surrey, Bradford-on-Avon, Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean.
The post-production process can be very lengthy, especially there is extensive use of visual effects. Along with the producing the score for the series and then promotional material/marketing, post-production could last some months.
How many episodes will Cursed debut?
It has been confirmed that Cursed will air ten episodes for the first season. This is the typical amount of episodes Netflix orders for Originals.
What are the episode run times?
There’s no confirmation on the run times for episodes of Cursed. It’s a safe bet each episode will be roughly fifty to sixty minutes long.
None of the episode titles have been released. The titles will likely be announced the weeks before the release date.
Has Netflix released a trailer?
Not even a teaser as of yet. We’re expecting to see either a teaser or a trailer within the next month or two.
A dog walker was able to get a sneak peek of one of the sets for Cursed.
When is the Netflix release date for Cursed?
At the time of writing Netflix hasn’t officially announced when Cursed will be arriving. There are conflicting opinions online as to when the series will land. Between a 2019 or 2020 release date, we believe it will be the latter. This is because The Witcher is being released in 2019 so it’s unlikely Netflix will release a similar series within weeks of each other.
The illustrated YA novel Cursed will be released in October and if anyone is to pre-order a copy online you’ll find that the series has been quoted by online suppliers to be released in Spring 2020.
Will Cursed be available to stream in my region?
Cursed is a full Netflix Original, therefore, all regions with access to Netflix will receive the series.
What time will Cursed be available to stream?
All of Netflix’s latest titles are released at midnight Pacific Standard Time. This means that depending on where you are in the world will depend on whether or not new titles arrive in the morning or late in the evening.
If you live in the United Kingdom titles will arrive at 08:00 am whereas in New Zealand new titles drop at 20:00 pm or 21:00 pm depending on the time of year.
The following timetable is a guide for release times around the world:
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM|
|Greenwich Mean Time||8:00 AM|
|Central European Time||9:00 AM|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM|
|India Standard Time||13:30 PM|
|Japan Standard Time||17:00 PM|
|Australian Eastern Time||19:00 PM|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||21:00 PM|
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