Camelot is a fantasy historical drama produced by Michael Hirst and Chris Chibnall for Starz. The Irish-Canadian co-production, based on the Arthurian tale, stars Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Eva Green.
In the United States, Starz aired a special full-length preview of Camelot’s pilot episode on February 25, 2011. It premiered on April 1, 2011, and ran for ten episodes until concluding on June 10, 2011. The sitcom became a hit thanks to high viewership and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. The scheduling issues of actors such as Fiennes, Campbell Bower, and Green were stated as the primary cause for the show’s cancellation by Starz on June 30, 2011.
Camelot Season 2 Release Date
Camelot, Starz’s period drama, will not return for a second season. As a result, despite being Starz’s largest new drama series launch ever in early April, the show has struggled to attract an audience in a congested cable market. A Starz representative said in a statement that the network had opted not to pursue the option for additional Camelot seasons with its production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films, and Take 5 Productions due to major production issues.
The first series ordered by Chris Albrecht as CEO was a modern spin on Arthurian mythology starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Eva Green. According to him and his staff, the show fits the channel’s purpose of focusing on massive, popcorn-type material that can do well both at home and abroad, as previously stated. Camelot, an Irish firm, fulfilled the second requirement.
Starz launched a Camelot game on Facebook just over a month and a half ago as a way to engage viewers and make revenue for the historical drama.
|Camelot Season 1 Release Date||25 February 2011|
|Camelot Season 1 End Date||10 June 2011|
|Camelot Season 2 Release Date||Canceled|
Camelot Season 1 Cast and Characters
For the time being, Starz is promoting Camelot, its next epic series, even though Spartacus: Gods of the Arena has concluded. Despite its superb cast and staff (previously of The Tudors), Starz’s Camelot has flown under the radar, despite the fact that it appears to be a compelling story.
The legend of King Arthur has been told and repeated numerous times over the centuries. We’ve seen it done beautifully (Excalibur), fairytale-style (First Knight), and historically inaccurately (Bruckheimer’s King Arthur/The Lost Legion) in the past. However, it was never staged as the original Middle Ages drama.
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Unlike the BBC’s Merlin, which is set in a magical land, the authors of Starz’s Camelot plainly drew influence from Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord series. Is there anything else we might have hoped for from Spartacus’ creators?
Morgan (Eva Green, from Casino Royale) makes a triumphant return to her father’s domain of Uther Pendragon in this new episode after a long absence. Morgan has returned to the monastery where she has been imprisoned for the past 15 years in order to restore her father’s kingdom. After the assassination of King Uther (Claire Forlani), Morgan sets out to reclaim the realm by forming an alliance with King Lot and exiling Queen Igraine (Claire Forlani) (the excellent James Purefoy).
Camelot Season 1 Review
The Tudors’ creator, Michael Hirst, brilliantly blends Arthurian lore (Uther taking on the character of the Duke of Cornwall in order to woo and conceive Igraine) with reality to create a world where magic exists but is more than burning eyes and enchantments. Joseph Fiennes’ famed wizard, performed with a sardonic smirk and knowing look, is a cross between a warrior monk and a sorcerer. Merlin, the king’s counselor, and prophet, works tirelessly to prevent Britain from devolving into anarchy and civil war.
Kay, on the other hand, recognizes something special in his younger brother and is dedicated to him as the once and future King discovers more about his own individuality. Kay appears to be the first of Arthur’s knights, as well as the pair’s moral compass, in Arthur and Merlin’s mission to reclaim the realm.
Twilight star Jamie Campbell Bower’s Arthur, who may not look like the famed monarch of Britain, exudes the naivety and self-doubt essential for this part. It will be interesting to see if he can grow into the role, although he is doing well thus far. Because he was so attractive, it surprised me that he wasn’t the weak link in this presentation.
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