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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
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Series cast summary:
John Hurt ...  The Dragon / ... 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Colin Morgan ...  Merlin 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Bradley James ...  Arthur 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Richard Wilson ...  Gaius 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Angel Coulby ...  Gwen 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Katie McGrath ...  Morgana 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Anthony Head ...  Uther Pendragon 43 episodes, 2008-2012
Rupert Young ...  Sir Leon 39 episodes, 2009-2012
Eoin Macken ...  Sir Gwaine / ... 30 episodes, 2010-2012
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Storyline

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 KGF Vissers

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Magic is his destiny. See more »


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BBC [UK] | NBC | See more »

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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Merlin See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Stereo (seasons 1-3)| Dolby Digital (season 4-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Smith was almost cast as Merlin, while Karen Gillan was up for Guinivere. They would both be cast in Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Goofs

Arthur's horse, including tack, would change dramatically from scene to scene even when on a multi day quest where there would be no opportunity to switch horses. See more »

Quotes

[introduction to each episode]
The Dragon: [voiceover] 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.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.85 (2010) See more »

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Not accurate, but incredibly entertaining.
22 June 2009 | by mykeyh-1See all my reviews

I viewed this new series from NBC last night (June 21st, 2009) when the first two episodes of the series were aired during prime time. All I can say about it is "Go NBC!" It was truly a pleasure to watch.

Seemingly created in the vain of "Hercules", "Xena", "Robin Hood" and "Beastmaster", this show takes it's own spin on the Arthurian legend by rewriting the tale to make it a tad more soap opera-ish. While it is tragic to the Arthur legend, it's really enjoyable if you just let yourself go and watch it for the entertainment value.

There is a bit of violence, and I can perhaps see a few adult situations coming up in the future, but overall I would say that this show is very suitable for the family to sit down and watch...something rare in this day and age.


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