Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Cursed, which will be based on writer/artist Frank Miller (Sin City) and writer/producer Tom Wheeler's upcoming illustrated YA book, set to be published in fall 2019 by Simon & Schuster. Deadline reported that "this is believed to be the first time the same creative team will be writing a book and TV series based on it simultaneously as they get to explore the characters from the book in more detail on screen."
Cursed is a re-imagining of an Arthurian legend, "told through the eyes of Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake," Deadline wrote. Miller and Wheeler will write the TV series as well as executive produce.
"I have always been entranced by the mythological Arthur story--and by Nimue, in particular," Miller said. "It can be interpreted in any number of ways--from a delightful children's story, as in The Sword in the Stone, to a terrifying interpretation like Excalibur."
Wheeler commented: "I am honored and humbled to be working with the living legend Frank Miller on Cursed. I cannot think of a writer-artist who has had a more formative impact on my growth as a storyteller."