Starz has released a look behind the scenes of Camelot, its upcoming retelling of the King Arthur story. The 10-episode drama, which debuts on April 1, features an ensemble cast that includes Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young Arthur, Eva Green as Morgan and Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere. Here’s the official synopsis:
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens 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 and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know — this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.
Last week The Futon Critic reported that the cable channel will air an early look of Camelot following the Feb. 25 finale of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. However, Starz has yet to make that official.
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