In which we tell you what our hosts have been marathoning in the new year.
My life is over. Come Christmas, my Saturday nights will no longer be full of magic and adventure. And why is that?
Because Merlin is ending. And I don’t just mean the-season-finale-is-coming-crap-now-we’ll-have-to-wait-another-six-months-for-Colin’s-cheekbones. Nope, BBC has announced that this season will be the last, despite the tantalizing season 6 hints that they teased us with this summer. So, here I am, saying sorry for raising hopes with our previous post, but you must understand, dear readers, that I am just as disappointed as you are. Continue reading
Trailers—both a blessing and a curse for fans everywhere. They display tantalizing images to hype up our excitement, and yet explain absolutely nothing. The new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of our beloved Merlin is a prime example of this frustrating phenomenon.
Giddy with excitement? So am I.
Jumping in your seat? Me too.
In agony because of all your questions? I know the feeling all too well.
Fortunately for us, we also have the oh-so-generous creators/writers of Merlin to fill in a few of the blanks left behind in round table discussions that preceded the much-anticipated Merlin panel at Comic-Con. Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy spilled the beans on a few aspects of Season 5 that we can be sure to look forward to—including a Camelot that has aged three years since the end of Season 4.
And what has changed in these 3 years? Character-wise, we can expect an even more hardened Morgana, as well as a brand-new Mordred—literally. The part of the Druid boy—excuse me, man—will now be played by Alexander Vlahos.
Well, he’s certainly not a boy anymore. Though I have to say, I think Asa Butterfield was somehow creepier.
To match the darkening of Merlin’s antagonists, Season 5 is reputed to be gaining a more mature tone as well—not surprising, considering that the main villain of the legend has finally passed puberty. In fact, all of our favorite characters are finally growing up, and the writers have promised multi-stranded episodes to explore their development.
So which characters are you most looking forward to seeing more of? The royal couple? A favorite knight? Or a delightfully evil antagonist? Leave your comments below!
In a land of film and a time of television, the destiny of a great series rests on the shoulders of a talented cast. This show?
Does anyone else get goosebumps right from the Great Dragon’s opening line? I know I do. And Kendyl and I nearly died from hysterics when Series Four opened by changing Merlin from a “young boy” to a “young man.” We’ve watched him grow up, grow into his magic, and now even more exciting things are happening with the popular BBC One series! Continue reading