Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series which premiered on 1 April 2011. It was co-produced by the Starz cable network and GK-TV which began production during the summer of 2010. The series, based on the Arthurian legend, was produced by Graham King, Morgan O’Sullivan and Michael Hirst.
A special preview showing of the pilot episode “Homecoming” was aired on Starz Friday night, 25 February 2011. On 30 June 2011 Starz announced it was not going to order new seasons of Camelot, citing significant production challenges, predominantly scheduling conflicts with some members of the cast, including Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green.
It is the late 5th century and Britain has been free of Roman rule for several decades and is vulnerable to outside enemies, particularly the Saxons. The British Isles are divided up into several kingdoms, each one ruled by kings and lords, and the one that starts to emerge as the most powerful, Camelot, is the focus of this historical fiction. The series starts off with King Uther’s sudden death and chaos threats to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold, ambitious and tyrannical half-sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the royal crown in this epic battle for not only Camelot, but all of Britain.
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