NBC has been trying to tell some big stories this year, but so far, the sweeping tales haven't really stuck with viewers. Crusoe fizzled fast, and Kings — which I thought had so much promise — has been pulled from the schedule completely and won't return for weeks.
So I'm curious to see if NBC can fare better with Merlin, the 13-episode series it's scheduled for this Summer. As the network puts it:
The mythical kingdom of Camelot, in a time before history began, is a fantastical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious people, a dangerous world where magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon. When Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, arrives in the kingdom, he quickly makes enemies including the heir to Uther's crown, the headstrong Prince Arthur. But guided by Uther's wise physician Gaius, Merlin is soon using his talents not just to survive but also to unlock Camelot's mystical secrets.
Colin Morgan stars as Merlin, with Bradley James as Prince Arthur and Anthony Head as Uther. Do you think you'll make room for Merlin once most of the regular series are on their Summer vacations? The show premieres Sunday, June 21, and you can check out a couple of scenes from the show if you read more.
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