Cursed Season 1: Everything We Know So Far

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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:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen Heard Them Before?
NimueKatherine LangfordLove, Simon | 13 Reasons Why | Knives Out
King ArthurDevon TurellBarry | Ophelia | The Professor
MerlinGustaf SkarsgardVikings | Westworld | The Way Back
Rugen The Leper KingÓlafur Darri ÓlafssonMurder Mystery | Trapped | The Meg
Cumber the Ice KingJóhannes Haukur JóhannessonAlpha | Atomic Blonde | Game of Thrones
Red SpearBella DayneTroy: Fall of a City | Sex, Guaranteed | Plebs
Bu’LufPerry FitzpatrickThis Is England ’86 | All the Devil’s Men | Weekender
GawainMatt StokoeBodyguard | Jamestown | Misfits
IsmaNatasha CulzacMen in Black: International | The Strangers |
JosseTobi King BakareTemple
YevaOlwen FouéréThe Survivalist | Mandy | This Must Be the Place
DrunaJennifer SaayengSummer of Rockets | Vera | Emerald City

Cast Members with unconfirmed roles are as follows:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen Heard Them Before?
TBASebastian ArmestoHarlots | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | Marie Antoinette
TBAShalom Brune-FranklinThe State | Bad Mothers | Our Girl
TBAEmily CoatesFlack | Warren | Ackley Bridge
TBABilly JenkinsThe Crown | Holmes & Watson | Humans
TBAPeter MullenOzark | Tyrannosaur | The Magdalene Sisters
TBALily NewmarkPin Cushion | Juliet, Naked | Sex Education
TBADaniel SharmanImmortals | The Collection | Teen Wolf
TBACatherine WalkerA Dark Song | Leap Year | Patick’s Day
TBAAdaku OnonogboJessica 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.

Episode titles

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.

Cursed is available for pre-order on Amazon and various online stores

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 ZoneTime available to stream
Pacific Standard Time12:00 AM
Mountain Standard Time1:00 AM
Central Standard Time2:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time3:00 AM
Greenwich Mean Time8:00 AM
Central European Time9:00 AM
Eastern European Time10:00 AM
India Standard Time13:30 PM
Japan Standard Time17:00 PM
Australian Eastern Time19:00 PM
New Zealand Day Light Time21:00 PM

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