'Cursed' Season 1: Daniel Sharman as the Weeping Monk is a hit as fans want to see him with Nimue in Season 2
Wearing a cloak and riding a horse, the Weeping Monk is called so because of his frightening look; he has scars that look like tears
Spoiler for 'Cursed' Season 1
In Netflix's latest fantasy drama, 'Cursed', the Arthurian legend is retold from the perspective of the Lady of the Lake, whose name is Nimue (Katherine Langford). Nimue, with Arthur's (Devon Terrell) help, wants to get the Sword of the Power (or what we also know as the Excalibur), to Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård) after her people were ambushed by the Red Paladin Army led by Father Cardin (Peter Mullan).
The most terrifying person in the Red Paladin Army is the soldier called the Weeping Monk. Wearing a cloak and riding a horse, the Weeping Monk is called so because of his frightening look; he has scars that look like he cried acid tears from his eyes. The Monk is played by Daniel Sharman and though he served to be a villain in the initial part of the first season of 'Cursed', the show soon revealed layers to him. It is no wonder then, that we are shocked when we learned that the Weeping Monk is also known as Lancelot -- Arthur's right-hand man in the Arthurian legend.
Sharman, whose credits include 'Teen Wolf', 'The Originals', 'Fear the Walking Dead' and 'Medici: The Magnificent', is not new to playing conflicted villains, and fans loved his appearance as the character. One fan tweeted, "Me pretending to be a witch so the weeping monk comes for me #CursedNetflix," while another wrote, "Daniel Sharman as the Weeping Monk. That's it. That's the tweet. #CursedNetflix." A viewer opined, "Oh look another villain I’m falling for #CursedNetflix." A fan joked, "Will I be watching the new Netflix show cursed only bc Daniel Sharman is playing a villain looking like this? why yes I will #cursednetflix." Another tweeted, "Daniel Sharman the bad boy. YOU. HAVE. ME. #CursedNetflix."
A fan tweeted, "Weeping Monk is the best character of the show but no one is ready for this conversation #CursedNetflix," while another wrote, "All day long I've been trying to figure out which Arthurian Legend character he would turn out to be, still wasn't ready for the reveal that the Weeping Monk is Sir Lancelot."
Fans loved the relationship evolution between the Monk and the little Fey boy Squirrel, while the Monk initially captured and taunted Squirrel in the first episode, by the final episode, he saved the little boy. A fan tweeted, "Definitely the purest friendship. that's what I call character development! #CursedNetflix." Another wrote, "The weeping monk and squirrel saving each other. The best dynamic from the show yup."
Though the Weeping Monk's and Nimue's interactions were minimal, fans are already hoping there will be a romantic relationship between the two characters in future seasons. One fan tweeted, "Just finished cursed and shame on @CursedNetflix for not seeing the chemistry between these two nimue x weeping monk/ Lancelot." Another wrote, "I'm so mad that Nimue and the weeping monk didn't interact. I was there waiting like. And now I have to wait a whole year for the next season Sorry but Arthur and Nimue have no chemistry." A fan even compared the two characters to Kylo Ren and Rey from the latest 'Star Wars' trilogy, writing, "Just watched the first episode of #CursedNetflix and I have to say if this isn't a Reylo Medieval AU I don't know what is..."
Season 1 of 'Cursed' is now streaming on Netflix.