BBC’s Merlin Comes To The Syfy Channel

Bradley James as Prince Arthur and Colin Morgan as Merlin. Photo copyright of the BBC

THE second season of the critically acclaimed series Merlin makes its Stateside TV premiere on Friday, April 2nd @ 10:00 p.m. EST/PST on the Syfy Channel, following the spring season premiere of Stargate Universe @ 9:oo p.m. EST/PST. To give viewers a chance to catch up before the new season two launch, Syfy will showcase all 13 hours of Merlin‘s first season in a full day marathon on Sunday, March 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST/PST.  

An imaginative new twist on a timeless legend, Merlin is set in the mythical city of Camelot, before history began. It’s a fantastical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious peoples, and a dangerous world where magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon. In the season two premiere episode, new servant Cedric (Mackenzie Crook, The Office, Demons) threatens Merlin’s position as Arthur’s righthand man, turning the Prince against his loyal friend. Merlin is convinced the slippery newcomer is up to something and he’s right – Cedric is a con man and a thief who’s after a magnificent jewel recently unearthed in a tomb far beneath Camelot. Little does Cedric realize that his precious prize is more dangerous than he could possibly imagine.  

Merlin stars Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Prince Arthur, Anthony Head as King Uther, Richard Wilson as Gaius, Katie McGrath as Morgana and Angel Coulby as Gwen. Series is executive produced by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Shine Television.  

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5 Responses to “BBC’s Merlin Comes To The Syfy Channel”

  1. Fortress Guy Says:

    We like the show. Despite the fact that they could not match season one, it is still fun (usually – if you do not count troll episodes) to watch.

    Here is our take on Merlin season two with lots of pics and a little wit if you are interested:

  2. Rose Says:

    We love the show Merlin, however, feel the actress that portrays Guennevere is all wrong. Guennevere was supposed to be beautiful and this girl is not even attractive. It’s her nose – her nostrils always look flared and she is the wrong race. Talk about a bad casting job. This is the concensus of a lot of people. Every time she comes on we turn to another program. Her acting also seems forced.

  3. Fortress Guy Says:

    We hear you Rose. We said this in our take on season 1:

    “…The two exceptions are Guinevere and Merlin himself. No offense against Angel Coulby who plays a very non-traditional Guinevere, she seems like a nice girl. Just miscast. Perhaps the producers were going PC and wanted to round out the ethnicity of the olde English cast. ”

    Here is the season 1 take:

  4. The Fortress Guys Says:

    Sadly, season 2 was a little disappointing. But they DID rebound in season 3.

    Here is my take on season 3 with lots of pics and a little wit if you are interested:

  5. HeyItsDeb Says:

    I don’t care that Gwen is not the “traditional” color! I LOVE this show!!! Thanks a million to SyFy for picking it up! I watch it every week!!!!

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