Netflix orders King Arthur reimagining series Cursed

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As Deadline reports, Netflix's Cursed will be yet another reimagining of Arthurian legend, one that has comics legend Miller and Wheeler writing and illustrating a YA book by the same name. Wheeler will write the book, with Miller providing the illustrations, with both collaborating on the TV show. He is a young mercenary with a mission: to deliver an ancient sword to the wizard Merlin. The future Lady of the Lake become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the "terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther", according to Variety. "It can be interpreted in a number of ways - from a delightful children's story, as in 'The Sword in the Stone, ' to a terrifying interpretation like 'Excalibur'". The streaming servicehas ordered a 10-episode first season of Cursed, and will be producted concurrently with the novel. Also, that the children's books that he inherited from his mother triggered this passion. Miller and Wheeler will use the television series to further explore the characters from the book. "This project is a dream come true". Justin Chanda, Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, acquired North American and audio rights from Dorian Karchmar and Jamie Carr of William Morris Endeavor, and will edit the book. He created the character Elektra for Marvel Comics' Daredevil series, and the character Carrie Kelley for DC Comics. 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.

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Wheeler, meanwhile, co-wrote Warner Bros.' The Lego Ninjago Movie and penned the screenplay for the Shrekspinoff Puss in Boots, while also working on the latter's sequel. Netflix did not specify a series release date. He was a consulting producer on the NBC series Surface, as the creator/executive producer of the critically acclaimed maxi-series Empire, and the creator/executive producer of the superhero drama The Cape for NBC.