“Cursed” on Netflix: This reveal will turn everything upside down in Season 2

The tough Viking leader Red Spear is played in the Netflix series “Cursed” by Bella Dayne. We also know her real name from the original book – and that is a big surprise! Warning, spoilers will follow.

Warning, spoilers for the first season of “Cursed”!

Warning, spoilers for the first season of “Cursed”!

The ten-part fantasy series “Cursed – The Chosen One” has cast a spell over many Netflix viewers since its launch on July 17, 2020 and has since been at the top of the Netflix top ten list. Especially the final episode is tough and with its twists makes you want more: The mysterious Weeping Monk (Daniel Sharman) turns out to be Lancelot, Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård) gets his magic back and unleashes a thunderstorm that even Thor can’t manage better would have.

But a major revelation made at the end of the book by Frank Miller and Thomas Wheeler is hinted at in the series, but never really expressed – and it is decisive for the future plot:

The woman who calls herself Red Spear (Bella Dayne) is actually called Guinevere.

The woman who calls herself Red Spear (Bella Dayne) is actually called Guinevere.

This of course puts the whole love story between Arthur (Devon Terrell) and Nimue (Katherine Langford) in a completely new light. Because Guinevere (or Gwenhwyfar) is in the Arthurian legend the wife of King Arthur and the lover of his best friend Lancelot!

This of course puts the whole love story between Arthur (Devon Terrell) and Nimue (Katherine Langford) in a completely new light.

Red spear = guinevere

Now the book “Cursed – The Chosen One” and the Netflix series based on it do not take it exactly with the legend, much is very freely interpreted here. But even if the characters are partly related to each other there, partly have different careers – basically the story of the Mistress of the Lake, who is related to the fairy people, and a young Arthur who has yet to conquer the throne of Britain, but not so different from what you know.

With that in mind, we wouldn’t be surprised if something were developing between Arthur and Guinevere in the series as well. After all, the first meeting of the two at the end of season 1 is not entirely free of chemistry – by the way, this is where they introduce themselves, but while Arthur mentions his name, the Viking warrior simply says she is the Red Spear.

With that in mind, we wouldn’t be surprised if something were developing between Arthur and Guinevere in the series as well.

Competitor for Nimue? This is how it could happen!

But how does that fit together with Nimue? Well, Arthur is madly in love with the young woman in season 1, but in the season finale it looks like she is going to die – pierced by arrows from the fanatical sister Iris (Emily Coates).

We don’t believe that Nimue is really dead, but Arthur could first live in that belief in season 2 – and turn to Guinevere for consolation. Another possibility is that the love story between Nimue and Arthur is continued for the time being and a breakup only occurs later, whereupon Arthur starts to band together with Guinevere – or nothing happens between them.

We don’t believe that Nimue is really dead, but Arthur could first live in that belief in season 2 – and turn to Guinevere for consolation.

The figure Guinevere can function very well without the function of Arthus Love Interest, was finally introduced as a battle-tested new ally of the fairy people, who also pursues a very own agenda: to take revenge on Viking king Cumber (Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson) and his daughters, from whose court she was cast out.

Nimue becomes the mistress of the lake

But that is still not all the possibilities: We assume that Nimue is not dead, but how exactly she survives is still open. Her transformation to mistress of the lake, as she is finally known in the Arthurian saga (also under names like Viviane, Niniane and a few more), is still missing. Perhaps she owes her survival only to the demon curse she seems to have been afflicted with since the attack by the demonic bear, and after that she is no longer entirely 123movies rather a powerful magical being – and no longer necessarily to worldly things like a liaison Interested (or able to) with Arthur.

Her transformation to mistress of the lake is still missing

Or how about the love triangle differently? Instead of Lancelot, Arthur and Guinevere, Nimue, Arthur and Guinevere get entangled in it – although we do not wish them that. After all, Lancelot could easily grab Guinevere, he is still free.

Or how about the love triangle differently?

So there are an incredible number of ways in which the appearance of Guinevere on the scene will affect the characters and their constellations in “Cursed”.

In our opinion, the fact that her name has not yet been revealed in the series should not mean that they are planning a change to the book and not making the Red Spear Guinevere.

Rather, you will want to have saved the reveal for season 2, as a spark for new entanglements – and if Arthur and Guinevere had obviously been made known at the end of season 1, this would have taken the focus a little too much from the tragic end of Nimue, which ultimately is the main character of the series.

Rather, you will want to have saved the reveal for season 2, as a spark for new entanglements

A second season of “Cursed” has not yet been ordered, but we think that is only a matter of time.

A second season of “Cursed” has not yet been ordered, but we think that is only a matter of time.