Exclusive Interview: CAMELOT star Joseph Fiennes finds the magic in Merlin

Joseph Fiennes in CAMELOT - Season 1 | ©2010 KA PRODUCTIONS LTD / T5 Camelot Productions Inc.

It’s safe to say that Starz’s new series CAMELOT, premiering Friday night at 10 PM, is much less like the musical and more like the 1981 John Boorman feature film EXCALIBUR, or indeed like Starz’s blood-and-sex-drenched series SPARTACUS. Show runner/executive producer Chris Chibnall has brought forth a take on the famous British legend with plenty of darkness and detail. The wizard Merlin is played by Joseph Fiennes, famous to film audiences as the Bard in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and most recently on television as the lead in FLASHFORWARD. Fiennes gives us his take on his new series and his role […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT- Season One- “Pilot”

CAMELOT poster - Season 1 | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani, James Purefoy Writer: Chris Chibnall, Story by Michael Herst & Chris Chibnall Director: Ciaran Donnelly Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: February 25th, 2010 There have been so many screen versions of the Arthurian Legend, you can barely count them on your fingers. They range in status from movies with Sean Connery to TV miniseries starring Julianna Margulies, to cartoons by Walt Disney, yet each one has had something new to give to the legend, whether it is the story told from a new point of view, or one […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: The new Starz series CAMELOT will have sex and violence

CAMELOT - Season One | ©2011 Starz

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 […]Read On »

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