Katherine Langford may not be returning to 13 Reasons Why as Hannah Baker for the show’s upcoming third season, but she will be returning to Netflix for a new series from Frank Miller titled Cursed. According to Variety, the series is “a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue. It is a coming-of-age story whose themes include the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.”
Langford will be stepping into the role of Nimue, “a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake.” Miller co-created the series with Tom Wheeler who will serve as both writer and showrunner. Wheeler also has plans to write a companion book titled Cursed with illustrations from Miller. It is set to be published in the Fall of 2019. Zetna Fuentes, who has directed shows like One Life to Live, Bosch, How to Get Away with Murder, and Jessica Jones, will step behind the camera for Cursed and executive produce the first two episodes.
13 Reasons Why was Langford’s first major role, in which she starred as the ill-fated Hannah Baker, a young woman who leaves a series of tapes behind after her suicide to those who played a part in her decision. She announced after season two that she would not be returning should the show be renewed for a third season (which it was) back in May. She received a Golden Globe nomination for the role in 2018.
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"Hannah…I love you…and I let you go" Those are the words I was able to say six months ago, and now can finally share with you as my journey on @13reasonswhy has officially come to an END! As most of you know, this was my first ever job and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to tell Hannah's story so fully in season 1, and to be asked back for a season 2. Thankyou to @netflix @paramountpics @anoncontent , the incredible producers, creatives, cast and crew for making these last 2 years so special. And to all of you here – Thankyou for filling my life with love and light 🙏 This show will always be a special part of my life, and regardless of whether Hannah is there or not, I know that I will continue to strive to do work that is meaningful and has a positive impact – whether that be in film, music, or any other form of art. There is a lot coming up this next year, and I can't wait to share it with you 💖 #hannahbaker
Most recently she starred opposite Nick Robinson in Love, Simon and will soon be seen in Spontaneous alongside Christopher Plummer. The movie follows “a high school senior discovers that she may spontaneously burst into flames at any moment.”
What do you think about Langford’s next project? Are you excited to see her back home at Netflix?