Data from Parrot Analytics revealed that the viewership of Cursed rose by 327 percent among Netflix’s global subscribers. U.S. subscribers, on the other hand, increased to 195 percent since the release of the first season on July 17.
Cursed is also in the Top 10 most viewed shows in the U.S. streaming platform after almost two weeks. According to Forbes, critic reviews for the series on Rotten Tomatoes is at 71 percent, while audience rating is at 51 percent. However, these seemingly average ratings did little to impact the show’s growing viewership.
Cursed star Katherine Langford does not know if the show will get a renewal. She’s also not sure if the show’s creator, Tom Wheeler, plans to have a follow-up.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Langford said that she’s just happy to be included in the action, fantasy drama series, but she hinted on the possibility of another season.
“Now that we’ve laid the groundwork and dived into some of these characters, I get the feeling that this really is the tip of the iceberg,” Langford said. “We’ve really just had a taste of where this story could go.”
Langford agrees with the fans that Cursed season 1 ended with a lot of unanswered questions. She’s also eager to know that happens to her character, Nimue, who was gravely wounded in the final battle and fell from a bridge.
Gustaf Skarsgard told Netflix Life that he also doesn’t know the fate of the show. But he’s hoping to get a renewal since the show ended with a big cliffhanger.
As the fans and the stars wait for renewal news, We Got This Covered revealed that Netflix might come out with a Cursed spinoff. The story will revolve around Merlin (Skarsgard) and will focus on his life as a warrior who could wield Excalibur.
Merlin’s past as a warrior was briefly shown on Cursed. A few scenes showed that he was driven mad by the sword’s power, which is why he no longer wants the sword when he met Nimue.
Netflix has no confirmed spinoff announcement as of press time. Meanwhile, the first season of the fantasy series is still accessible to Netflix subscribers around the world.
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