Some bad news for Cursed fans holding out hope that the Netflix series would return with a second chapter.
The streaming giant has opted not to renew the fantasy-drama series for another round, cancelling the show after a 10-episode season that bowed on July 17, 2020. Deadline broke the news, reporting that the cast has been released from their contracts and are now free to move onto other projects.
Aussie star Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) led the series, playing Nimue, a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. This re-imagining of the King Arthur legend was based on a YA graphic novel of the same name by Sin City‘s Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler.
Cursed certainly had some buzz in the lead up to release, with what looked like a big production and a story that seemed to make it ripe for a fantasy TV space that has proven successful in recents years for the likes of Game of Thrones, The Witcher, His Dark Materials and Shadow and Bone. Alas, Cursed was met with a lukewarm audience reception and mixed critical reviews, resulting, for example, in a 5.9 IMDb score and a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes (where it also has a 53% audience score).