13 Reasons Why actress Katherine Langford is back as a badass queen. The 24-year-old Hollywood star is set to star in Netflix adaptation of New York Times best selling book, Cursed.
Langford in Cursed
According to Netflix, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend. It is told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she 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.
In fact, in her Instagram, Langford shared the exciting news, posting a photo of the series poster.
“Didn’t think I’d be on the cover of a book like this!! Thank you @ThomasWheelerOfficial and #Frank Miller for asking me to be a part of this legendary story. Keep an eye out for @Cursed coming soon on @Netflix.”
Author Tom Wheeler will also serve as showrunner of the series and executive producer. Meanwhile, Frank Miller, the illustrator of the novel, is also an executive producer on the project.
“Realizing these characters from page to screen was a unique and thrilling creative challenge,” Wheeler told Entertainment Weekly.
“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,” Wheeler added.
Cursed premieres on Netflix this summer.