Merlin (2008)

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Merlin
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Premiere September 20, 2008
Finale December 24, 2012
Creator Julian Jones,
Jake Michie,
Johnny Capps,
Julian Murphy
Provider BBC1
Style 60-minute fantasy drama
Company FremantleMedia Enterprises,
Shine Television,
BBC
Seasons 5
Episodes 65
(List of episodes)
Origin UK

Merlin is a fantasy drama that airs on BBC1. It follows the adventures of a young wizard, Merlin who is servant to Prince Arthur Pendragon in the land of Albion. In a time where magic has been outlawed by King Uther, Arthur's father, Merlin must keep his secret concealed at all costs or face the penalty of death. With many foes along the way, Merlin and Gaius, his guardian and the court's physician, do what they can to protect the kingdom of Camelot, often setting themselves at odds with many of their kind, who seek to destroy Uther for his cruel and unyielding lack of tolerance for sorcery.

In the US, season 1 was broadcast by NBC and season 2 and on by SyFy.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Colin Morgan Merlin * * * * *
Angel Coulby Guinevere / "Gwen" * * * * *
Bradley James Prince Arthur Pendragon * * * * *
Katie McGrath Lady Morgana * * * * *
Anthony Head King Uther Pendragon * * * * o
Nathaniel Parker Agravaine *
Richard Wilson Gaius * * * * *
John Hurt The Great Dragon (voice) * * * * *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Michelle Ryan Nimueh *
Caroline Faber Hunith * *
Santiago Cabrera Sir Lancelot * * * *
Michael Cronin Geoffrey of Monmouth * * * *
Asa Butterfield Mordred * *
Alexander Vlahos *
David Schofield King Alined *
Laura Donnelly Freya * *
Alice Patten Ygraine Pendragon * *
Emilia Fox Morgause * * *
Rupert Young Sir Leon * * * *
Warwick Davis Grettir *
Tom Ellis King Cenred *
Harry Melling Gilli *
Eoin Macken Sir Gwaine * * *
Adetomiwa Edun Sir Elyan * * *
Tom Hopper Sir Percival * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
BBC
Season One September 20, 2008 December 13, 2008 13 + 1
Season Two September 19, 2009 December 19, 2009 13
Season Three September 11, 2010 December 4, 2010 13
Season Four October 1, 2011 December 24, 2011 13
Season Five October 6, 2012 December 24, 2012 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season October 5, 2009 purchase 6
The Complete Second Season February 8, 2010 purchase 6
The Complete Third Season January 24, 2011 purchase 6
The Complete Fourth Season January 15, 2013 purchase 4
The Complete Fifth Season April 9, 2013 purchase 4

External Sites