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.
Did You Know?
used her natural Irish accent in the series, while Irish actor Colin Morgan
faked an English accent. Katie almost didn't get her role, because the producers didn't want two cast members 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. 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
In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young man. His name... Merlin.