Netflix’s Cursed: Virtual Experience Launches Alongside Premiere

Netflix’s Cursed: Virtual Experience Launches Alongside Premiere
Netflix has launched a Cursed Virtual Experience that invites users to discover more about the Arthurian legend series, created by comic book icon Frank Miller and writer Thomas Wheeler, which is available to stream as of today.The online hub at DiscoverCursed.com offers an interactive and immersive experience for fans to virtually enter the rich world of Cursed from the comfort of their own homes, without having to download any apps to devices.Image credit: Netflix Image credit: Netflix

Augmented Reality Challenge

An augmented reality challenge can be accessed when visiting the website on a mobile device or by scanning the QR code on the homepage. From there, fans are presented with a quest of three challenges to follow the path of magic and discover their power. Users have the ability to channel their inner Nimue and conjure up roots or step into Merlin’s shoes and strike lightning from their fingertips to ultimately receive the sword of power. At the end, participants can share their challenge experience by taking photos and downloading videos of themselves trying the effects and filters.

Virtual Panel With the Cast

The website menu invites visitors to join “a conversation with the cast” hosted by co-creator and showrunner Thomas Wheeler, who is joined on the virtual panel by Katherine Langford, who plays the magical Nimue in the fantasy series, as well as Gustaf Skarsgård, who portrays the ageless and enigmatic Merlin the magician, Devon Terrell, who stars as the young mercenary Arthur, and Daniel Sharman, who plays the mysterious Weeping Monk. Over the course of the discussion, the cast reveals behind-the-scenes secrets, mysteries and fun facts about the making of the show.

Exclusive Content

From the menu, users can also discover more about the story and how it links to the classic Arthurian legend by clicking to learn more about the series, as well as its characters, who are showcased in a carousel of profiles on the site. There is also a library of videos featuring exclusive content from the cast and crew, including a tutorial from Frank Miller on sketching Nimue, a featurette about the process of adapting and crafting the series, and a Q&A with Miller who answers fans’ burning questions and offers fans a peek into the world fo the Netflix original series.Netflix describes its newly-launched fantasy series as a coming-of-age story whose “themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.”

Season 1 of Cursed is available to stream on Netflix worldwide from today (July 17). Check out the first images from the show in the photo gallery below, and learn more about the literary adaptation in our exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new series.
Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.

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