Camelot

I’m not in the habit of posting entertainment news, but another Cynopsis blurb caught my eye:

Principal photography has commenced on the new romantic adventure series Camelot slated to tentatively premiere on Starz next spring in the US and on the CBC in Canada. Production on this fresh re-telling of the King Arthur legend is taking place at Ardmore Studios in Ireland and filming is expected to continue until December. The cast includes Jamie Campbell Bower as King Arthur; Joseph Fiennes as Merlin; Eva Green as Morgan; Claire Forlani as Queen Igraine; Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere; and Peter Mooney as Arthur’s brother, Kay. Camelot is an Irish-Canadian co-production with Morgan O’Sullivan of Ireland’s Octagon and John Weber of Canada’s Take 5 Productions serving as executive producers. Other executive producers include Graham King and Tim Headington of GK Films and Craig Cegielski of GK-TV; James Flynn of Octagon; Douglas Rae of UK’s Ecosse Films in addition to Fred Fuchs, Michael Hirst and Anne Thomopoulos. Chris Chibnall is the showrunner and writer. Starz holds all US rights to the production including home entertainment and digital distribution while GK-TV will handle international distribution with Take 5 Productions involved with distribution in Canada.

While Starz has a long way to go before it catches HBO, I like where they’re headed…

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