"Merlin" Sticking With SyFy

After SyFy brought Series 2 of BBC’s MERLIN to U.S. audiences this past spring, UPI is reporting that the show will be remaining with SyFy for Series 3. SyFy Vice President of programming and original movies Chris Regina said:

“The enchanting imagination of Merlin proved very popular with our audience and we’re delighted to bring the series back for a third season on Syfy.”

Meanwhile FME North America senior VP of program distribution Lisa Honig said:

“We are extremely excited about the next season of Merlin returning on Syfy, following the success we had with the second series. We look forward to growing the audience and feeding the appetite of the devoteesdevotees who already love the program, the characters and the brand.”

'Camelot' Casting Announced

evagreen_CRoyaleAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, casting has begun on CAMELOT, a series to be broadcast in the US on the premium STARZ cable channel.
Joseph Fiennes (FLASH FORWARD) has been cast as the wizard Merlin, while Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE) will portray Morgan le Fey.

Jamie Campbell Bower (TWILIGHT: NEW MOON) will play the young Arthur and Tamsin Egerton (THE MISTS OF AVALON) is set as the Lady Guinevere.
The series is an international production, to be shot in Ireland (with post production in Canada) by producer Graham King (FIRST BORN), and Ecosse Films.
CAMELOT is expected to debut on STARZ in early 2011.