Netflix brings in Frank Miller drama

Sheila Mcguire
March 30, 2018

Wheeler will write the book, with Miller providing the illustrations, with both collaborating on the TV show. Wheeler and Miller co-created the story, and will also executive produce the upcoming series.

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Cursed will center on a teenage version of Nimue, the legendary Lady of the Lake who - as one version of the story goes - originally gifted King Arthur the sword Excalibur. After Nimue's mother dies, she finds an unexpected partner in young mercenary Arthur, embarking on a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. On the way, she becomes a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and King Uther.

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In a statement last week, Miller remarked on always being "entranced" by the myths of King Arthur, and by Nimue specifically.

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Wheeler added, "I am honored and humbled to be working with the living legend Frank Miller on Cursed". Also, that the children's books that he inherited from his mother triggered this passion. "This project is a dream come true". His characters, images, and dark worlds have haunted and delighted me since I was ten years old. Yep, the 10-episode series order is going to be a simultaneous adaptation of the Simon & Schuster publication that will debut in the fall of 2019. There's a good chance it could even be Netflix's biggest show since Stranger Things, but we'll have to withhold full judgement on that prospect until the full series launches worldwide on April 13. Well it's about to get some competition thanks to a new deal between Netflix, Frank Miller, and Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots, The LEGO Ninjago Movie). He also is now writing the sequel to the Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots. He recently sold his original screenplay, Vostok, to Paramount Pictures, with Michael Bay attached to direct, and just completed the script for a live-action feature, Dora the Explorer, with James Bobin attached to direct and a 2019 release date, also for Paramount Pictures. On the TV side, Wheeler's credits include NBC's shortlived superhero drama The Cape.

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