Cursed: Katherine Langford stars in tense Netflix teaser
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Actor Peter Mullan made quite an impression on Netflix’s hit crime drama Ozark and made life hell for series lead Marty Byrde (played by Jason Bateman) during his two-season run. However, Netflix has announced the popular actor’s newest series Cursed on the streaming network has been cancelled after just one season.
Netflix has cancelled yet another fantasy series, this time in the form of Cursed, which is sure to upset fans.
After exiting Ozark in season two after his character Jacob was killed, actor Mullan then starred in the fantasy series soon after.
Cursed is a re-imagining of a King Arthur legend and told through the eyes of Nimue (Katherine Langford), a young villager woman who is destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake.
Mullan portrays Father Carden, the antagonist of the series who attempts to kill Nimue and end her quest.
The fantasy drama series first debuted on Netflix in 2020, and is based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Sin City and 300 creator Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler.
As Deadline reports, there will definitely be no second season of the series and the cast have been released from their contracts in order to pursue other opportunities.
Described as a coming-of-age tale, Cursed explored numerous themes, including religion, war, the natural world, and the harmful effects destiny has on a young woman.
Both Miller and Wheeler were heavily involved in the series, acting as executive producers for its entire run, with Wheeler writing and showrunning as well.
Scottish actor Mullan has been a reliable face on television in recent years, with appearances in Quarry, Mum, and Gunpowder, as well as a recurring role on Westworld.
His most recent project after Cursed was a main role as Joel Edgerton’s father in Barry Jenkins’ seminal Amazon Prime miniseries, The Underground Railroad.
Despite the cancellation, the actor will be back on-screens very soon as Mullan is also currently filming for another Amazon Prime series, The Lord of the Rings, a TV adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s famed novels.
Though, it is his role on Ozark the actor is most familiar to audiences in recent years.
As Jacob, Mullan was the primary villainous presence in Marty’s life during seasons one and two.
The character met a tragic end by cyanide poisoning when he was murdered by his own scheming wife Darlene (Lisa Emery).
Jacob was murdered because Darlene was growing increasingly unhappy with her husband’s decisions involving the criminal Byrde family.
After his death, Darlene became a major player on the series, and became a rival of the Byrde family, in particular Marty’s wife Wendy (Laura Linney).
According to Ozark star Bateman, he first noticed Mullan in Jane Campion’s Australian drama series Top of the Lake.
Bateman told the Herald Scotland: “He blew my mind when I saw him in it.
“I was determined to get him. He was a big get for us. That was the [inspiration] that I used for this show, Top of the Lake, [because of] the way in which it was shot and paced and written and performed.”
Cursed has proven to be just as popular with viewers as Mullan’s role on Ozark was, and fans are rightfully upset about the cancellation.
One fan on Twitter said: “Ugh I’m legit so upset about this. I kinda figured it was coming since we waited so longer to hear anything but I’m still so mad.”
Fans are clearly upset to lose the show but, thankfully, Mullan will be returning to screens soon with many exciting shows.
Season one of Cursed and all seasons of Ozark are available to watch on Netflix now.
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