Netflix is preparing to build a large medieval village set near Camberley from January 2 as part of a new production called “Cursed”.
According to Netflix the series ties in with the Arthurian legend, telling the story of Nimue, who is to be played by Katherine Langford (Avengers: Endgame, 13 Reasons Why). Nimue is a teenage druid with a mysterious magical gift who is destined to become the fabled Lady of the Lake.
The plot for the ten part series is that after her mother’s death, Nimue finds an unexpected partner in a young mercenary called Arthur in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.
Netflix says that over the course of her journey Nimue becomes a symbol of courage and rebellion against the enemy, the Red Paladins, and the complicit King Uther.
The story is being written by famed graphic novelist Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) and writer/producer Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots), who are writing the story for both the book and screenplay simultaneously.
The set will be built on MOD land off Deepcut Bridge Road (B3015) in Camberley, and work will continue into March when they start filming. The shoot is expected to run until September.
Surrey Film Office has confirmed that the filming will be taking place in the area.
Location manager Adam Betterton has assured residents that crews will be working between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, with no overnight work planned. Access to the site will be via Deepcut Bridge Road, through the entrance by the roundabout opposite Earl of Chester Drive.
Mr Betterton said: “A lot of the crew working on the production live in the area but I’m not in a position to say if there will be more local jobs coming from this, and can’t say much about the set at this stage.”
Netflix has been approached for comment.