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Netflix Orders Drama ‘Cursed’

Ten Episodes Ordered

Netflix has announced it will adapt Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler’s upcoming young adult graphic novel “Cursed” into a 10-episode series. The logline: “Cursed” is a reimagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine 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 young 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.”

Miller and Wheeler co-created the series and will executive produce the project. Wheeler is writing the Simon and Schuster young adult novel, which Miller will illustrate.

Interesting footnote: “Cursed” was originally used as a title of an NBC sitcom starring Steven Weber (“Wings”) in the 2001-02 season. Three months after debuting it changed the title to “The Weber Show.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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