Netflix drops ‘Cursed’ official trailer, scenes give off ‘The Witcher’ vibes

Netflix has revealed the full-length trailer of Katherine Langford’s Cursed. The scenes from the clip follow the same vein as The Witcher.

Netflix has made its intentions clear to create epic fantasy-dramas that will grip subscribers worldwide. For starters, The Witcher series premiered on the platform last December 2019 and has garnered immense popularity. For 2020, Cursed is set to arrive in the streaming platform’s library.

Cursed series overview

The streaming giant has described Cursed as a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to modern times. Its plot takes inspiration from issues such as obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.

Specifically, the forthcoming series is a reimagination of the Arthurian Legend, which is based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same title. The story unfurls through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift.

After the death of her mother, Nimue enlists the help of Arthur, a young mercenary, to ascend the throne of Camelot, on her quest. Together, they will deliver an ancient and powerful sword to Merlin the Wizard. Throughout her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and their complicit King, Uther.

Cast and crew

13 Reasons Why actress Katherine Langford will be the sword-swinging hero Nimue. Devon Terrell (Arthur) and Gustaf Skarsgard (Merlin) will star alongside Langford as the lead casts. Moreover, Daniel Sharman, Sebastian Armesto, Matt Stokoe, Lily Newmark, as well as Peter Mullan will appear in the series.

Thomas Wheeler, Frank Miller, and Leila Gerstein will executive produced the show. Silenn Thomas will then serve as a co-executive producer. 

Full-length trailer and official release date revealed

Netflix has recently released an official full-length trailer for Cursed on its official YouTube account. The streaming giant’s caption of the clip further reveals the series’ final release date. It stated:

“From Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler, Cursed is a reimagining of the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of Nimue (Katherine Langford). All episodes of Cursed arrive July 17th on Netflix.”

The new trailer features Katherine Langford, who plays Nimue, coming into possession of a powerful sword. Later in the clip, she finds herself battling all sorts of supernatural oddities. 

Netflix upcoming fantasy series compared to The Witcher

Because of the afresh scenes showcased in Cursed trailer, many have compared the show to The Witcher. The two fantasy series have a lot in common. This includes the default washed-out color palette and the sword-swinging hero.

One fan even took to Twitter to comment:

“Just hope Cursed is not another version of The Witcher.”

Nevertheless, even if both shows have some similarities. Devotees can always expect to witness something distinct and new from the two fantasy series.

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