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Showtime Picks Up a New Series Entitled 'Camelot'

November 10, 2008 09:50:29 GMT

Showtime and BBC's partnership works on a new upcoming series project, "Camelot", a contemporary retelling of the history of Camelot.


Showtime Picks Up a New Series Entitled 'Camelot'
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Showtime has picked up a new series project which will be titled "Camelot". The network will make a collaboration with BBC to develop the new series which is described as a contemporary retelling story of Camelot's true history.

Production team that will work for the series including Michael Hirst and Morgan O'Sullivan, "The Tudors" creators. Hirst who also has several credits on "Elizabeth" movie (1998) and the sequel "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007) will be responsible as the series' executive producer and the scripts' writer along with O'Sullivan and Douglas Rae.

"Camelot" is planned to be produced by Ecosse Films and Octagon Filmes, while Showtime and BBC cooperate to co-finance the development of the series' scripts project. The casts, airdates, and other details about "Camelot" are to be determined further.

Meanwhile, Showtime has recently finished producing the third season of "The Tudors" which will be premiered in April 2009. The network also has several upcoming projects for next year slot, such as "United States of Tara", "Nurse Jackie", "Lock 'n Load", "The End of Steve", "Possible Side Effects", and "The L Word" spin-off.

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posted by xf1013 on Dec 14, 2010
I love Merlin and merely see this as a way for the US and BBC to cash in even more. Why would BBC do basically a spinoff of it's own show? I live in the US and no, they so cannot remake British shows at all!!!! I cringe everytime I hear they are doing their version of 'Being Human'... which will fail horribly.
posted by Joannie on Sep 11, 2010
BBC Merlin has left a rotten after taste (gets dumber every year)... I get the feeling Camelot is going to be too raunchy for comfortable viewing, although the casting looks pretty impressive.
posted by aaron on Jun 30, 2010
this series is been filmed in ardmore studios, aka gangsters paradise. the construction manager who is on for this job (ed Norton) has blacklisted a few decent hard-working family men, whom have worked in this industry a long time. As a result there is now a protest ongoing on the gates of these premises. Last week one of the construction guys who works in the prop department drove his car at a protestor and kept going back inside the building leaving the poor guy to be carted off in an ambulance. the production manager and the construction manager are both very aware of this incident and whats going on outside. its an utter disgrace, the main problem is a few men were promised work by said construction manager and he never followed through on his word he said it on front of union representatives and nothing has come of it only men been hired who have never worked in the industry or have never been part of a union up until the first day they were hired. here are men who have been paying thier dues to the union for years weather they are employed or unemployed and this is the thanks they get, them on a gate and criminals who assault people working away happily. the main man who brings all these films and the likes into ireland is standing by letting all this happen. I have to pass this picket weekly disgusted its been let go this far. there are always problems with this company
posted by Cathy on Jun 14, 2010
This is just another Tv show that the US is coping. For example Australia's 'Kath and Kim'. This was made into an American version and was a complete fail. I really hope this doesn't overshadow 'Merlin'.
posted by Anya on May 16, 2010
Hmm... Interesting, I, for one, enjoy the twist of the current "Merlin" TV show. I wouldn't say no to another Camelot series, though.
posted by Sherrilina on May 09, 2009
Oooh, another one to check out--though yeah, if they are trying to make it "accurate" they might not go the magic route. Here's hoping they write Morgan le Fay well (Hirst seems to be good at more sympathetic and complex portrayals than normal of much maligned figures like Anne Boleyn or Mary Tudor), and not like a slut...
posted by alhm on Dec 24, 2008
Here's hoping they make Arthur the protagonist instead of Merlin, like the current BBC series. Merlin makes for a very tedious protagonist.
posted by Josiane on Dec 19, 2008
I love the tudors so much and cant wait for the the third season
posted by jsl on Dec 08, 2008
What the HELL? Merlin (BBC) Is already up for NBC why make another version? And as for historically accurate? Pigs would fly...
posted by Jack on Nov 19, 2008
I hope this will be morel like the legends than the current BBC "Merlin."
posted by Lisi on Nov 10, 2008
I'm looking forward to that! I love the Tudors and think a similiar approach to Camelot could work really well... (though I'd look to know - are they doing the magical or non magical version?)

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