Merlin (TV Series 2008– ) Poster

(2008– )


It takes about four hours for Colin Morgan to be transformed into Emrys with prosthetics.
Colin Morgan often has to stand indoors or in the shade when he's not shooting to avoid looking pale in one scene and tanned in the next.
Katie McGrath uses her natural Irish accent in the series, while Irish actor Colin Morgan fakes an English accent. Katie almost didn't get her role because "Merlin" producers didn't want two actors speaking with an Irish accent in the series, and they were ready to reject her for a role if she couldn't sound English, that is if Colin couldn't nail the English accent first.
Rupert Young who plays Sir Leon was only suppose to appear in one episode however fans loved him so much that the writers decided to have him as a recurring character. In Season 4, he finally became a series regular.
On 21 June 2009, this series was broadcast on NBC in the U.S. It marked the first time a UK drama has aired on a major U.S. network since The New Avengers (1976) over 30 years ago.
According to cast members, Bradley James is a vicious prankster, with Angel Coulby getting the most flack from him.
Camelot Knights included: Sir Owain, Sir Pellinore, Sir Bedivere, Sir Leon, Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival, Sir Gwaine, Sir Elyan, Sir Mordred.
Emilia Fox was pregnant during the filming of Series 3.
Of the 6 episodes Lancelot appears in, 3 were named after him.
Production Process: A French stuntman broke one of his ribs while shooting a jousting scene, the balsa wood on the end of lance the other stuntman was using didn't shatter correctly.
The ancient jewellery, talismans and symbols seen in the series were based on artefacts on show in Jorvik Viking Centre in York.
John Hurt (The Great Dragon), Mark Williams (The Goblin), Michael Jennings (Sidhe Elder), are the only individuals who do not appear in physical form on the show. Only their vocal talents are used.
The distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises sold series one to 52 broadcasters in more than 180 countries, and the sales of series two resulted in buyers in more than 165 countries.
In casting the role of Arthur, the decision was between Bradley James (who took the part) and Ben Mansfield.
The archivist Geoffrey of Monmouth (played by Michael Cronin), who appears in several episodes, has the same name as the medieval author of 'The History of the Kings of Britain', one of the most important sources of Arthurian legend.
Two part episodes include:
  • S2, Episodes 5-6 Beauty and the Beast

  • S3, Episodes 1-2, The Tears of Uther Pendragon

  • S3, Episodes 12-13, The Coming of Arthur

  • S4. Episodes 1-2, The Darkest Hour

  • S4, Episodes 12-13, Sword in the Stone

  • S5, Episodes 1-2, Arthur's Bane

  • S5, Episodes 12-13, Diamond of the Day

Each season has thirteen episodes.

See also

Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page