Exclusive Interview: ATLANTIS creators talk new show and the end of MERLIN

Sarah Parish, Alexander Siddig and Aiysha Hart in ATLANTIS - Season 1 | ©2013 BBC America

In the fantasy/adventure series ATLANTIS, now airing its first season on BBC America Saturday nights at 9 PM, Jason (Jack Donnelly), who will one day captain the Argonauts and wed Medea, washes up on the shores of the fabled city. There Jason teams up with a rather out-of-shape Hercules (Mark Addy), mathematician Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and a not-yet-snaky Medusa (Jemima Rooper) as he tries to puzzle out his destiny. ATLANTIS executive producers/co-creators Johnny Capps and Howard Overman, who also created the BBC’s MERLIN, are present at a party thrown by BBC America for the Television Critics Association. There they talk […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The Scoop on MERLIN Season 5 from Comic-Con 2012

Colin Morgan in MERLIN - Season 3 | ©2011 Syfy/Nick Briggs

Big news from Comic-Con 2012 on the BBC series MERLIN (which also airs in American on Syfy) as it enters its fifth season. While speaking to the press, Angel Coulby who plays Queen Guinevere Pendragon on the series (and is also making her first Comic-Con appearance), says MERLIN Season 5 is getting much darker in the new season. “It feels much more adult,” says Coulby. “I think they’ve pushed the boundaries each time with each series and it’s gotten darker and darker. We know a huge amount of our audience is adults and we can be more ambitious with the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Three MERLIN movies in development and Season 6 possibilities for BBC TV series – Comic-Con 2012

MERLIN THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON | © 2012 BBC Warner

One of the big news items to come out of Comic-Con 2012, is the BBC and Syfy series MERLIN is getting ready to develop a trilogy of theatrical films based on the TV series which is heading into its fifth season. Though co-creator and executive producer Johnny Capps isn’t sure which form they will take, he talk a little bit about the plan. “We’re in discussions with BBC about Season 6, but we’re talking about the movies,” says Capps. “We’re hopefully going to do a trilogy – three movies. We will focus on them when we finish Season 5.” The […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 finale – “Reckoning”

Jamie Campbell Bower in CAMELOT - Season 1 - "Reckoning" | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani Writer: Chris Chibnall & Terry Cafolla Director: Mikael Salomon & Stefan Schwartz Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: June 10th, 2010 And with that we, the audience, have reached the finale of CAMELOT season one. It has been an interesting season in both good and bad ways. The first few episodes of the series seemed to set a pace that was breakneck and moving forward with a strong surety of the direction the season would end. Then unfortunately somewhere in the middle, the season seemed to lose direction and […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 – “The Battle of Bardon Pass”

Joseph Fiennes in CAMELOT - Season One | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani Writer: Chris Chibnall & Louise Fox Director: Mikael Salomon Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: June 3rd, 2010 Well, rushing towards the finale of CAMELOT you would hope that more starts happening, and following in the wake of episode seven where Morgan (Eva Green) had assumed the form of Lady Igrain (Claire Forlani), this latest episode “The Battle of Bardon Pass” did not disappoint. King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) and Lady Guinevere (Tasmin Egerton) have had their extramarital activities exposed to Leontes (Phillip Winchester) who doesn’t take the news […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 – “Three Journeys”

Claire Forlani in CAMELOT - Season 1 | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani Writer: Chris Chibnall Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: May 6th, 2010 It saddens me when Period shows fall into all too familiar traps. So often they start of strong and then lose some of the head of steam that they had when they started. CAMELOT has fallen under this dark banner. The latest episode “Three Journeys” felt like a filler in between more important plot threads that were left out of this story’s continuity. King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) takes off out of Camelot after […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 – “Justice”

Jamie Campbell Bower in CAMELOT - Season 1 - "Justice" | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani Writer: Sarah Phelps & Terry Cafolla Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: April 29th, 2010 “Justice” is an interesting episode of CAMELOT. It’s one of the first times we get to see King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) rule without the counsel or advice of Merlin (Joseph Fiennes). Since Merlin has returned from his journey to fetch the king a new sword, and used his magic which cost the lives of both the swordsmith and his daughter; he’s gone a bit round the bend. This is the […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 – “Lady of the Lake”

Eva Green in CAMELOT - Season 1 - "Lady of the Lake" | ©2010 Ka Productins Ltd. / T5 Camelot Productions Inc.

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani Writer: Louise Fox & Chris Chibnall Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: April 15th, 2010 I had someone complaining to me this week that they wanted CAMELOT to be more like SPARTACUS and less like THE TUDORS. I took offense to that since I really enjoy the series, and find it to be a nice balance of action, plot, and character to keep me interested and to keep the story moving forward at a nice pace. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love SPARTACUS, but I […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 – “Guinevere”

Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton in CAMELOT - Season 1 - "Guinevere" | ©2010 KA Productions Ltd. / T5 Camelot Productions Inc.

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani, James Purefoy Writer: Louise Fox, Story by Chris Chibnall & Louise Fox Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: April 8th, 2010 Still one of the best series on TV, CAMELOT proved that once again with the new episode entitled “Guinevere.” CAMELOT involves tales of young King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower), and his rise to become one the most powerful and important Kings England has even known. He is of course helped on this journey by Merlin (Joseph Fiennes), and set in direct opposition to them is […]Read On »

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TV Review: CAMELOT – Season 1 – “The Sword and the Crown”

Jamie Campbell Bower in CAMELOT - Season 1 | ©2011 Starz

Stars: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Claire Forlani, James Purefoy Writer: Chris Chibnall Director: Ciaran Donnelly Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: April 1st, 2010 I’m still thoroughly enjoying one of the more original series on TV, with the second episode of CAMELOT entitled “The Sword and the Crown.” This series moves incredibly fast, in fact a lot faster than most period television. I don’t know if it’s due to budget or number of episodes ordered, but this show is MOVING. Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) just found out in the pilot that he was the only make […]Read On »

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