Young Merlin is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon's learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, whose fate is linked with Merlin. Written by
Magic is his destiny.
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Did You Know?
Various Game of Thrones
(2011) actors have took part in Merlin
(2008). This includes Joe Dempsie
(Gendry) as William, John Bradley
(Samwell Tarley) as Tyr Seward, Donald Sumpter
(Maester Luwin) as The Fisher King, Liam Cunningham
(Davos Seaworth) as Ruadan, Joseph Mawle
(Benjen Stark) as Alvarr, Mackenzie Crook
(Orell) as Cedric, Charles Dance
(Tywin Lannister) as Aredian, James Cosmo
(Jeor Mormont) as Hengist, Julian Glover
(Pycell) as Lochru, Ralph Ineson
(Dagmer Cleftjaw) as Jarl, Alexander Siddig
(Doran Martell) as Kanen and Clive Russell
(Blackfish) as Bayard as well as Alexandra Dowling
(Roslin Frey) as Kara. See more
Throughout the program, Merlin and Gaius seem to have detailed knowledge on things such as infections and the circulatory system, despite these discoveries not being made until over 1000 years later. See more
[introduction to each episode
In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name... Merlin.
Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.4