Starz began making historical mini-series a few years back and hit gold with Spartacus: Blood and Sand. In 2010 they produced Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth, an 8-part epic story set in England during the period known as “The Anarchy”. Now Starz is creating a new vision for King Arthur.
From the Starz press release:
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know…this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.
Camelot will be a 10-part mini-series starring
- Joseph Fiennes (aka Shakespeare) as Merlin
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Arthur
- Eva Green as Morgan
- Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere.
There has been a shroud of secrecy around the new production. The videos on the web and You Tube have either been removed or marked private. Even trying to view the photo gallery on the Starz web page requires a special log in. After searching through numerous videos I was able to find a behind the scenes video on the making of Camelot.
UPDATE: Starz has forced this video offline as well…