Shalom Brune-Franklin as Bindy in ‘Bad Mothers’ (Photo: Scott McAulay).
Currently on screen in the Nine Network’s Bad Mothers, Shalom Brune-Franklin has joined the cast of Cursed, a UK drama commissioned by Netflix.
Aussie-born Katherine Langford is playing the female lead, Nimue, a teenage sorceress who becomes the Lady of the Lake in the re-imagining of the King Arthur legend.
Brune-Franklin is Morgana, also known as Morgan le Fay, a fairy queen and sorceress who is one of Arthur’s three half-sisters.
Now shooting in England and Wales, the 10-episode series was co-created by Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) and Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots, The Cape), based on their upcoming young adult illustrated book of the same name.
The cast includes Devon Terrell (Barry), Gustaf Skarsgård (Westworld, Vikings), Daniel Sharman (Fear the Walking Dead), Peter Mullan (Ozark), Lily Newmark (Pin Cushion), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Emily Coates (Flack), Catherine Walker (Versailles) and Billy Jenkins (The Crown, Humans).
Zetna Fuentes (Ray Donovan, Jessica Jones) is directing and serving as an executive producer on the first two episodes. Wheeler is the showrunner.
Born in St Albans, England, to a Mauritian mother and Thai-born English father, Brune-Franklin and her family emigrated to Australia when she was 14.
After graduating from WAAPA she was named as one of the Casting Guild of Australia’s 10 Rising Stars in 2016 and she was a finalist for the Heath Ledger Scholarship last year. Repped in Australia by Morrissey Management, the actress’ credits include Doctor Doctor and the UK series The State and Our Girl.
Langford played the lead in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and appeared in Love, Simon. She will next be seen with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Mackie in the Russo brothers’ Avengers: Endgame, which opens in April.