New NBC Series: Merlin - Winter 2009

By Amanda MacArthur 2008-04-05 13:03:07 discussion comments
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I love the fantasy genre, whether it is Harry Potter, or less well known fiction, it is nice to escape our world for awhile. Since I had three kids in four years, I’ve not read much, so I am really missing that escape. Thank goodness, NBC is tapping this market that is generally avoided. Merlin will air on Sunday's at 8pm after the football season is over.

Here is how NBC describes it:

MERLIN - “Merlin” brings to life a new legend for a modern audience. “Merlin” is an exciting, hour-long fantasy series set in the mythic city of Camelot -- but inspired by 21st Century storytelling. Before Merlin (Colin Morgan, “Doctor Who”) and Arthur (Bradley James, “Lewis”) became legends, they were ambitious young men looking for adventure, hoping to live up to their family’s expectations, discovering love and finding their own true destiny, making mistakes along the way. The innovative, action-packed drama has cross-generational appeal and paints a picture of Merlin and Arthur’s early life that audiences have never witnessed before. Anthony Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Richard Wilson (“A Passage to India”), Angel Coulby (“Magicians”) and Katie McGrath (“The Tudors”) also star. A FremantleMedia Enterprises distribution of a Shine production for BBC.”

The story of Arthur and Merlin is another classic that never gets old. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a new version and it’s about time. I loved the BBC show Robin Hood and I have high hopes that this will be just as good.

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