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Merlin (2008)

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Merlin (2008)
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Premiere September 20, 2008
Finale December 24, 2012
Creator Julian Jones
Jake Michie
Johnny Capps
Julian Murphy
Network BBC1
Style 60-minute fantasy drama
Company FremantleMedia Enterprises
Shine Television
BBC
Seasons 5
Episodes 65
Origin UK

Merlin is a fantasy drama that airs on BBC1. It follows the adventures of a young wizard, Merlin who is servant to Prince Arthur Pendragon in the land of Albion. In a time where magic has been outlawed by King Uther, Arthur's father, Merlin must keep his secret concealed at all costs or face the penalty of death. With many foes along the way, Merlin and Gaius, his guardian and the court's physician, do what they can to protect the kingdom of Camelot, often setting themselves at odds with many of their kind, who seek to destroy Uther for his cruel and unyielding lack of tolerance for sorcery.

In the US, season 1 was broadcast by NBC and season 2 and on by SyFy.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Colin Morgan Merlin 1 2 3 4 5
Angel Coulby Guinevere / "Gwen" 1 2 3 4 5
Bradley James Prince Arthur Pendragon 1 2 3 4 5
Katie McGrath Lady Morgana 1 2 3 4 5
Anthony Head King Uther Pendragon 1 2 3 4 5
Nathaniel Parker Agravaine 4
Richard Wilson Gaius 1 2 3 4 5
John Hurt The Great Dragon (voice) 1 2 3 4 5
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Michelle Ryan Nimueh 1
Caroline Faber Hunith 1 4
Santiago Cabrera Sir Lancelot 1 2 3 4
Michael Cronin Geoffrey of Monmouth 1 2 3 4
Asa Butterfield Mordred 1 2
Alexander Vlahos 5
David Schofield King Alined 2
Laura Donnelly Freya 2 3
Alice Patten Ygraine Pendragon 2 3
Emilia Fox Morgause 2 3 4
Rupert Young Sir Leon 2 3 4 5
Warwick Davis Grettir 3
Tom Ellis King Cenred 3
Harry Melling Gilli 3
Eoin Macken Sir Gwaine 3 4 5
Adetomiwa Edun Sir Elyan 3 4 5
Tom Hopper Sir Percival 3 4 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
BBC
Season One September 20, 2008 December 13, 2008 13+1
Season Two September 19, 2009 December 19, 2009 13
Season Three September 11, 2010 December 4, 2010 13
Season Four October 1, 2011 December 24, 2011 13
Season Five October 6, 2012 December 24, 2012 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season October 5, 2009 6 purchase
The Complete Second Season February 8, 2010 6 purchase
The Complete Third Season January 24, 2011 6 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season 5 purchase

External Sites