Katherine Langford has landed a new gig at Netflix.
The “13 Reasons Why” star will play the lead role in “Cursed,” the streamer’s spin on the tale of King Arthur, from former “The Cape” showrunner Tom Wheeler and “Sin City” filmmaker Frank Miller.
Based on the upcoming book of the same name written by Wheeler and illustrated by Miller, the series is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue. It is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.” The book is slated to be published by Simon & Schuster in the fall of 2019.
Langford will play Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake.
“Cursed” is co-created and executive produced by Miller and Wheeler, with Wheeler set to serve as writer and showrunner. Silenn Thomas will co-executive produce. Zetna Fuentes (“Ray Donovan,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Deuce,” “Shameless”) will direct and serve as an executive producer on the series’ first two episodes.
Langford earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Hannah Baker on Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why.” She exited the show after Season 2, but the series is set to return for a third season in 2019.