The latest series to strut out of Netflix’s well-stocked vault is a dark fantasy based on a graphic novel by 300 and Sin City comic book legend Frank Miller.
Cursed follows Nimue, aka the Lady of the Lake (played by 13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford), as she’s swept up into a war between magic and the church. Somewhere on the way, she picks up the “cursed” Excalibur.
The second trailer, expanding on the, shows Nimue being tasked with bringing the sword to Merlin, but she also seems to have a moment when she claims the sword for herself.
We get a few glimpses of Nimue using her magic, as well as some of the destruction caused by the Red Paladins. Arthur’s in there too, played by Devon Terrell.
The series, reimagining Arthurian legends, will drop on Netflix on July 17. So far the trailers have produced promising visuals, and dark magic paired with Witcher-esque medieval grittiness, so let’s hope Cursed delivers.