Young Merlin (Colin Morgan) is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius (Richard Wilson), King Uther Pendragon's (Anthony Head'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 (Bradley James), whose fate is linked with Merlin.
Magic is his destiny.
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Did You Know?
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. See more
The actors in the show all wear shoes with arched soles, despite arched soles only being invented in 1864 for the U.S. Army, over a millenia 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.