Starz has set an April 1 premiere date for their upcoming 10-part King Arthur drama “Camelot.”
Shot on location in Ireland, the series stars Joseph Fiennes (Merlin), Jamie Campbell Bower (Arthur), Eva Green (Morgan), Tamsin Egerton (Guinevere), Claire Forlani (Igraine) and Peter Mooney (Kay).
The network describes the story thusly:
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.
“Camelot” premieres Friday, April 1 at 10/9c on Starz.
Although Disney’s classic “The Sword in the Stone” still remains our favorite take on the King Arthur tale, we’re pretty excited for all the non-animated star power in this cast. Which upcoming fantasy series are you more pumped for: “Camelot” or HBO’s “Game of Thrones?”