While the COVID-19 pandemic has the film and television industries in a state of near lethargy, Netflix continues to expand its already extensive content offering with new productions that are much closer than might be expected under the circumstances. , being the last to announce ‘Maldita’; a new — and very different — approach to the legend of King Arthur.
Based on the self-titled comic written by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller —also creators and executive producers of the series—, ‘Maldita’ plunges into the Arthurian myth to narrate it from the point of view of Nimue, also known as the Lady of the Lake, who interacted with Arthur and the Exáclibur sword in different ways in each of the many literary reviews of history.
The ten-episode series stars Katherine Langford, star of ‘For 13 Reasons’ and whom we have just seen in the cool ‘Daggers in the Back’, and promises a healthy dose of action, adventure, magic and suspense that could Satisfy the needs of fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ and all those who look forward to the second season of ‘The Witcher’ as May water.
A revision in feminine key
In an interview with the medium Refinery29, Langford spoke about this feminine approach to the immense lore that surrounds King Arthur.
“One of the things about the Arthurian legend is that there are very, very few female characters, and if there are, there is no narrative about them. This is the first time that the Arthurian legend has been recounted through the eyes of a woman. It’s something I finished reading and literally went crazy and said, “Maldita, this is so good.” It’s telling the story of a true heroine, who is strong and capable, and not just altering a story because be a woman. It’s something I wish I had grown up with. ”
‘Maldita’, whose cast also includes the names of, among others, Devon Terrell as Arturo or Gustaf Skarsgård, who will give life to Merlin, will be released this summer 2020. In the absence of a trailer to accompany his first images, We leave you with the official synopsis and poster.
Based on the hit New York Times novel, Cursed is a reinterpretation of the legend of King Arthur told through Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. the death of his mother, he finds an unexpected companion in Arturo, a young mercenary who has the mission to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. During his journey, Nimue will become a symbol of bravery and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and King Uter. Cursed is a story of personal transformation that addresses current issues in a different time frame: the destruction of nature, religious terror, meaningless warfare and bravery in the face of the impossible. “