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Video Interview: Zetna Fuentes Talks Cursed (Exclusive)


Video Interview: Zetna Fuentes Talks Cursed (Exclusive)

Director-executive producer Zetna Fuentes on the set of Netflix’s adventure fantasy drama television series, ‘Cursed.’

Finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible is a vital theme in front of, and behind, the camera of the new fantasy television series, ‘Cursed.’ The female-driven drama, which is now playing to critical acclaim and commercial success on Netflix, is a coming-of-age story whose themes are reflective to what’s currently happening in the real world, including the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror and senseless war. Thriving television executive, Zetna Fuentes is introducing audiences to the empowering adventure show that’s based on last fall’s New York Times bestselling illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler.

Fuentes has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors, as she continuously helms episodes of such notable and award-winning series as ‘Ray Donovan,’ ‘The Deuce,’ ‘Shameless,’ ‘This is Us,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal.’ She most recently spent over a year directing and executive producing the pilot and sophomore episodes of ‘Cursed,’ which are titled ‘Nimue’ and ‘Cursed,’ respectively, and were both written by Tom Wheeler.

‘Cursed’ is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, and told through the eyes of Nimue (Katherine Langford), a young woman with a mysterious gift who’s destined to become the powerful-albeit tragic-Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in a humble mercenary, Arthur (Devon Terrell), in a quest to find Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård), and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins and their complicit King Uther (Sebastian Armesto).

Fuentes generously took the time recently to talk about directing and producing ‘Cursed’ during an exclusive video interview over Zoom. Among other things, the helmer-executive producer discussed working with Miller and Wheeler to bringing the cinematic sci-fi show to the screen, and collaborating with Langford on her fearless portrayal of Nimue.

Watch the official trailer for ‘Cursed’ above, and our exclusive interview with Fuentes below.

ShockYa's Exclusive Zetna Fuentes 'Cursed' Interview
ShockYa's Exclusive Zetna Fuentes 'Cursed' Interview

ShockYa's exclusively interview with director-executive producer Zetna Fuentes on the first season of Netflix's adventure fantasy drama television series, 'Cursed.'

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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