At today’s Winter TCA press tour session in Pasadena, CA, CAMELOT executive producer Chris Chibnall spoke about how his take on the King Arthur/Merlin fable (which debuts on Starz on April 1) will definitely have its share of sex and violence.
“I would say this is a drama for adults,” says Chibnall. “We’ve approached it as a drama for adults with characters with complex, conflicting desires. There’s some sex in there. There’s some violence in there. I think it’s its own beast. It’s a show for adults, which is my main thing. It’s not a family thing. There are other versions that are more family things. We’re more in the ROME mode or SPARTACUS mode.”
In terms of how long the series can go before we get to the King Arthur we all know, Chibnall says there’s tons of material to mine for seasons to come without running out of ideas.
“I think the great thing is, you think you know where the story is going and we’re going to take a lot of liberties of going down different paths, what we’re using is the structure and the skeleton of the myths. But then, what happens you start writing, the characters take on a life of their own. Once you see what the actors are doing with the characters, you follow the emotional lives of the characters. There is so much material and venues to go down. The one thing I’m not worried about is getting more episodes and more seasons, It’s the myth and there’s loads that we can do with it.”
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