Now that you’ve watched Katherine Langford flip old Arthurian legends on their head as the sword-wielding Lady of the Lake in Netflix’s Cursed, you might have a few burning questions remaining. Like, will we ever see Nimue again? Is Arthur the king we know he is, the king he is inside? Can Pym and the Red Spear have their own spinoff series, if we ask nicely? Given the queries above, it’s hard to imagine the series won’t return for a second season. But because Cursed is based off a single book—whose authors have yet to announce a sequel—there’s some chance we’ve seen the last of these legends. Here’s what we know about what’s next for Nimue and her crew.Netflix has yet to announce a second season.
Don’t let this worry you too much. The show, co-created by Thomas Wheeler and comics legend Frank Miller, is still gaining traction, and Netflix usually takes a few weeks (or longer) before announcing a renewal. Because COVID-19 has stalled most television and film production, there’s a possibility we might have to wait a little longer to see our heroes back on the screen—possibly until late 2021 or beyond. Langford feels there’s “so much story left” to tell.If Netflix does move forward with season 2, Langford would be eager to reprise her role. She told ELLE.com, “I’m trying not to spoil anything, but I feel like this [season] is really just the tip of the iceberg.” She added that she has specific hopes for Nimue in season 2: “There’s a lot of talk about the sword this season, and I feel like it would be interesting to see just how deep Nimue’s powers go and what kind of untapped power she has within.”
Katherine Langford plays Nimue in Netflix’s Cursed.
Devon Terrell believes Arthur still has “a really long journey” ahead.Terrell gained attention as Barack Obama in the Netflix film Barry, and he brings a fascinating depth to the “Once and Future King” Arthur in Cursed. He told RadioTimes, “I didn’t want to create a performance that sat on the fence. I wanted to pick a direction, which moments I made him vulnerable, which moments I made him feel like he’s becoming a leader. And it’s the beginning of a really long journey.”Although a sequel to Cursed has not been officially announced, the author has hinted at its existence. Cursed book co-author Wheeler also served as a show co-creator, and clearly wants to write a second entry in the series.In the acknowledgments section of Cursed, he included: “I’m a lifelong Frank Miller fan, and this collaboration has been the unlikeliest of bucket listings…I’m so thankful for his trust, his wisdom, and his idea to ally Sister Iris with an army of killer children (a must for book two).” It’s not much, but it’s a definite acknowledgement from the author that a sequel is likely forthcoming. And with a sequel would (probably) come a season 2. The season finale ended with a massive cliffhanger.Now, as those of us who’ve had our favorite shows canceled already know, a cliffhanger isn’t always a sure signal of a season renewal. But given there are several cliffhangers in this finale, it’s almost assuredly setting itself up for a second chapter. What with Sister Iris in that creepy gold mask, Nimue taking a trip down the river, and the Weeping Monk revealing his true identity, well…there’s a lot to unpack here. If we had to bet on the potential for a season 2 renewal, we’d go all in.
Lauren Puckett is a writer and assistant for Hearst Magazines, where she covers culture and lifestyle.
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