Frank Miller to tackle King Arthur series for Netflix

30 March, 2018, 01:07 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Netflix Orders TV Series 'Cursed' From Frank Miller & Tom Wheeler Based On Book Reimagining King Arthur Legend

Based on King Arthur's Lady of the Lake figure, the project comes from comic book writer/artist Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City) and Puss in Boots writer/producer Tom Wheeler.

The TV version of the story is created by Miller and Wheeler who will executive produce. A fresh adaptation of the legends of King Arthur, Cursed revolves around Nimue, a 16-year-old who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. The series (and book) will follow Nimue after her mother's death, as she partners up with Arthur- who is described as "a young mercenary". It's on this journey that Nimue becomes a rallying point for the rebellion against King Uther and his Red Paladins.

Miller stated: "I have always been entranced by the mythological Arthur story - and by Nimue, in particular". "It can be interpreted in any number of ways", said Miller, going on to cite Disney's animated The Sword in the Stone and John Boorman's bloody Excalibur.

He added, "This tale represents an incredible opportunity and an exciting challenge for me as an illustrator, and I'm excited to collaborate on the story with Thomas Wheeler". Also, that the children's books that he inherited from his mother triggered this passion.


Miller is known for his work in comic books and graphic novels, with his Sin City series being adapted for film in 2005 and his graphic novel 300 getting the same treatment the next year. "This project is a dream come true".

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing will release Cursed in Fall 2019. He also wrote comics for both DC and Marvel, such as Batman and Daredevil, just to name a few. 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.

Wheeler co-wrote Lego: Ninjago Movie for Warner Brothers.

No release date for Netflix's Cursed has been announced. On the TV side, Wheeler's credits include NBC's shortlived superhero drama The Cape.

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