Katherine Langford, known best for her role as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why, is staring in a new series for Netflix called Cursed.
The adaptation of the illustrated novel by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller has Langford as Nimue of Arthurian legend and the series logline refers to her character as “a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake.” The series follows Nimue after her mother passes away and she meets a mercenary named Arthur. Together they search for Merlin to deliver the ancient sword.
In the minute-long trailer, Langford says, “They came while we slept, to cleanse the world of our kind. Because we’re different. Because magic runs through us,” while showing her village being slaughtered by the Red Paladins.
“Because we have what they want. Legend says this sword belongs to the one, true king. But what if the sword chooses a queen?” she continues.
Devon Terrell (Barry), Gustaf Skarsgard (Vikings), Sebastian Armesto (Broadchurch), and Matt Stokoe (Bodyguard) also star in the series which is set to premiere on July 17.
Watch the trailer below.