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Frank Miller & Tom Wheeler to craft a new take on King Arthur for Netflix

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Here's hoping that you're down for yet another take on the King Arthur legend, because Deadline reports that Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Cursed, a new drama series which will be based on an upcoming illustrated YA book from Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. As the book isn't set to be published until fall 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Deadline notes that this may be the first time that the same creative team will be writing a book as well as developing a TV series based upon it simultaneously. Hooray?

Cursed will be a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend which will be 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." When the book was first announced, Frank Miller said, "I have always been entranced by the mythological Arthur story—and by Nimue, in particular. It can be interpreted in any number of ways—from a delightful children’s story, as in The Sword in the Stone, to a terrifying interpretation like Excalibur," with Tom Wheeler adding, "I am honored and humbled to be working with the living legend Frank Miller on Cursed. I cannot think of a writer-artist who has had a more formative impact on my growth as a storyteller."

We've seen King Arthur on the big-screen several times in the past year, but neither were overly successful. Michael Bay crammed King Arthur into TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT because, well, why not, and Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD attempted to kick off a franchise which instead became quite the box-office flop. Perhaps a TV series will have more success.

Are you game for Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler to give us another take on the King Arthur legend?

Source: Deadline

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