Starz’s Camelot TV Series resembles BBC’s Merlin

March 1, 2011 by  
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Starz Entertainment (the producer of the super hit Spartacus), and GK Films has released the 10-episode series Camelot last Sunday. They describe Camelot as a modern telling of the Arthur legends that is relatable to contemporary audiences.

True to Starz form, Camelot starts the season with a fair amount of humping and skin exposure as with spartacus gods of the arena and blood and sand.

Coming from the recent season 3 ending of British BBC’s Merlin, one would think this was some sort of continuation, because Starz’ Camelot kind of resumes where BBC’s Merlin left off.  King Uther Pendragon dying and about to be overrun by thugs with the help of estranged daughter Morgana.

The only difference being BBC’s Merlin has a cooler arthur, but Starz’ Camelot has a cooler Merlin in actor Joseph Fiennes.

Topping the cast are Actors James Purefoy as King Lot, Eva Green as Morgan and Joseph Fiennes as an eccentric hard rockin’ Merlin.

There is one caveat to the ‘Camelot’ premiere : you’re only getting half the story. The full premiere on April 1 will run 2 hours so tonight you’re only getting the first half.

With Merlin Season 4 to be back by a far September 2011, expect Camelot to whet our Arthurian apetites!

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3 Responses to “Starz’s Camelot TV Series resembles BBC’s Merlin”
  1. Mary Williams says:

    You think Colin Morgan is not cool enough? Are you crazy??? You my friend have never really watched BBC Merlin have you?

  2. Bob Smith says:

    Actually both Camelot and Merlin are both great shows in their own way! I’ve been a long time watcher of Merlin and recently I discovered Camelot. Now that I have Sling technology with DISH Network, I never miss any episodes because I can use my iPhone to watch shows on my lunch break at work. Being that I am a customer and employee of DISH I can’t recommend the TV Everywhere feature enough to anyone who likes TV on the go, thanks DISH!

  3. please don’t change Colin morgan he is a cool guy to play merlin