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post #121 of 192
Really enjoyed this season of Merlin and the season finale.
The way it ended left the door open for a possible continuation of a next season but I wonder if this is the end?
Anybody else watch Merlin or have any news about the possibility of a continuation of the series?
post #122 of 192
It's been renewed for another season, but will return a bit later than usual. The production crew was assigned to another show -Doctor Who in fact, so S4 will begin production after they finish on DW.

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BBC One will air a fourth series of fantasy drama Merlin, the corporation announced today.

Following a strong following for its third series, the show has been recommissioned for ten more episodes, likely to air in early 2012 due to the rescheduling of Doctor Who.

http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv...th-series.html

There will be 13 episodes in s4, up from the original 10 mentioned in this story.
post #123 of 192
Awesome news!
Thanks for the update and the link.
2012 is quite a wait, but if Merlin comes back for a fourth season I'll be watching.
post #124 of 192
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They have a five year plan for the show so lets hope it gets a fifth season as well.
post #125 of 192
I agree. This season was great. I really enjoyed the season finale. Looking forward to what comes next.
post #126 of 192
TV Notes
Syfy Picks Up 'Merlin' for Season 4
By Jethro Nededog, The Hollywood Reporter's 'Live Feed' Blog - July 15th, 2011

Fans of the Arthurian legend should feel better about this news after Starz canceled its series, Camelot. Merlin, a more lighthearted, family-oriented version of the tale, will be back on our sets in 2012.

A Syfy spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the network has picked up the series for a fourth season, as first reported by TV Guide Magazine.

The series follows the iconic legend through the point of view of the magician Merlin (Colin Morgan) in his younger years. Bradley James also returns as young Arthur along with costars Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head and Richard Wilson. John Hurt also reprises his role as the voice of the Great Dragon.

Originally aired on BBC, Merlin has been picking up steam with American audiences. Season 3 averaged 1.9 million viewers an episode for Syfy, an increase of 12 percent over the previous season. Season 4 begins airing in the UK in the fall.

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) distributes and licenses The Adventures of Merlin, as its known outside the U.S. FME has invested in the Merlin series alongside BBC One. The show is produced and created by Shine TV whose producers were inspired to create the series after seeing what Smallville did with Superman.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-season-211785
post #127 of 192
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Originally Posted by Westly-C View Post
It's been renewed for another season, but will return a bit later than usual. The production crew was assigned to another show -Doctor Who in fact, so S4 will begin production after they finish on DW.
You sure about that? Doctor Who is a BBC in-house production made by BBC Wales, and shot digitally. Merlin is a Shine production, commissioned by the BBC but made independently, and shot on Super 16 film (unless they've changed to finally meet the BBC's HD spec and become an HD commission. Super 16 is an SD-only format for the BBC) and not a BBC Wales production.

Whilst most crew are freelance these days - I'd be surprised if the crew 'en masse' worked on both shows?
post #128 of 192
Great pickup for Syfy, this show is consistently entertaining year after year. Hope they finally move Arthur towards his destiny though.
post #129 of 192
New series of Merlin about to launch on the BBC in October. Richard Wilson, who plays Gaius, was interviewed on a BBC talk show this evening to promote it.

He mentioned they'd switched from 16mm to 35mm for the new series - which presumably means we'll finally see it in HD in the UK.
post #130 of 192
Merlin will start airing season 4 on SyFy starting January 6, 2012. This according to the article in Wikipedia.
post #131 of 192
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ATTENTION U.S.A. DVR USERS!

As with last season, this season will not record IF you have your DVR set up for "new" episodes as once again being these have aired overseas already, the program guide is counting them as reruns and you may miss the new season if you do not change or manually set this to record Fridays at 10PM eastern on Syfy.
post #132 of 192
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

ATTENTION U.S.A. DVR USERS!

As with last season, this season will not record IF you have your DVR set up for "new" episodes as once again being these have aired overseas already, the program guide is counting them as reruns and you may miss the new season if you do not change or manually set this to record Mondays at 10PM eastern on Syfy.

Friday, not Monday for "Merlin".
Monday is going with "Lost Girl" and "Being Human" (Skiffy version, I believe) on the 16th.
post #133 of 192
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Originally Posted by zaphod7501 View Post

Friday, not Monday for "Merlin".
Monday is going with "Lost Girl" and "Being Human" (Skiffy version, I believe) on the 16th.

corrected. thanks
post #134 of 192
Is The Darkest Hour the latest Merlin?
post #135 of 192
"The Sword In The Stone" Part Two, is the final episode in Merlin Season 4

All thirteen episodes have concluded on the BBC. Another enjoyable season.
post #136 of 192
You know, it's been so long since the last episode was on I forget what's been happening. I enjoy the show though.
post #137 of 192
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Is The Darkest Hour the latest Merlin?

I feel like I missed something. The last ep to this new start seem disjointed?
post #138 of 192
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Eventhough season 4 just started in the states the show has already been renewed for a fifth (and final?) season to start fall 2012 in the U.K.
post #139 of 192
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Originally Posted by ltownsend View Post

I feel like I missed something. The last ep to this new start seem disjointed?

The thing that made it seem disjointed to me was the mysterious appearance of Arthur's uncle, who we had never heard of prior to the fourth season...but who is now treated as an established character. That threw me off.
post #140 of 192
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Originally Posted by Thomas Desmond View Post

The thing that made it seem disjointed to me was the mysterious appearance of Arthur's uncle, who we had never heard of prior to the fourth season...but who is now treated as an established character. That threw me off.

They establish a year has passed since Morgana was crowned queen (for a short period of time) at the end of last season. Uther is still morose about Morgana's betrayal. So the uncle, summoned to the court, has probably been there for some time.
post #141 of 192
Glad to see Merlin has returned!
Looks like this is going to be another great season.

Was also somewhat puzzled by the mysterious appearance of Arthur's uncle, but quickly got past it as the episode unfolded.
Glad the story line advances and we will finally get to see Arthur as King and no longer in the shadow of his father.

Only thing I'm not to happy about Merlin is the late time slot of 10:00pm.
No DVR makes it hard to stay up this late.
post #142 of 192
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Originally Posted by JJHXBR View Post

Only thing I'm not to happy about Merlin is the late time slot of 10:00pm.
No DVR makes it hard to stay up this late.

I don't understand why this show gets such a late evening time slot in the US. In Britain it's a family show that airs early on Saturday evenings -- and considering that the violence on the show is completely sanitized (in real life, I suspect that sword wounds would actually cause some bleeding) and not particularly intense, it certainly seems suitable for early evening broadcasts as a "family friendly" show in the US.
post #143 of 192
Sooo glad this is back. Excellent episode. Didn't feel disjointed to me. They established some time has passed and explained why his uncle was there (shocker he is a double agent!). Great episode and I love that Lancelot knows about Merlin's magic.
post #144 of 192
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

Sooo glad this is back. Excellent episode. Didn't feel disjointed to me. They established some time has passed and explained why his uncle was there (shocker he is a double agent!). Great episode and I love that Lancelot knows about Merlin's magic.

Did they do a lead-in? If so my DVR missed it. It would have been nice to have seen a "This happened in the previous seasons of Merlin" summary. Yeah, Lancelot knows about Merlin's magic, and Arthur's uncle is a "double-agent" but I barely remember it.
post #145 of 192
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Did they do a lead-in? If so my DVR missed it. It would have been nice to have seen a "This happened in the previous seasons of Merlin" summary. Yeah, Lancelot knows about Merlin's magic, and Arthur's uncle is a "double-agent" but I barely remember it.

There was no lead-in, they just talked about it during the episode, why his uncle was there, etc. etc.
post #146 of 192
It was great seeing James Callis guest starring on the latest Merlin. Having Gauis Baltar addressing Gauis of Camelot made me laugh. Lol. It's the little things.
post #147 of 192
1) Will the baby dragon be back?
2) At what point will Arthur finally find out that Merlin and Gaius both know magic (and won't have them killed because of it)?
post #148 of 192
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

1) Will the baby dragon be back?
2) At what point will Arthur finally find out that Merlin and Gaius both know magic (and won't have them killed because of it)?

1) I think Aithusa will be back because he is one of only two dragons in their world. Can't let that go to waste.

2) I doubt the producers want to let Arthur find out about Merlin's magic at all, or at least not until maybe the final episode of the series. Merlin has lied to Arthur about so much stuff, that telling him about his magic would send Arthur off the deep end knowing he was betrayed by Merlin about so much.
post #149 of 192
TV Notes
Merlin's' magic trick: Getting darker, staying light
By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times' 'Hero Complex' Blog

Here's a wizard's trick: Can Merlin get darker and stay light at the same time? It's a question of tone and the obvious challenge for the SyFy series as its plots push into more sinister territory but the creative team tries to hold on to the humor that widens the show's audience to an all-ages group. Here's a look at an exclusive clip from the Feb. 13 episode, A Servant of Two Masters, which finds a bewitched Merlin acting as a reluctant assassin.

I've written before that Merlin is a favorite in my house it really is geared for family viewing and apparently we're not alone. The U.K. import is a hit at home (the finale of the fourth season aired on Christmas Eve to a record audience of 8.1 million) and it now has a foothold here with its biggest U.S. audience with a 20% increase over last season's numbers. Consider the numbers for Jan. 27 episode: That one pulled in 2 million viewers, which beat the most recent SyFy episodes of the far-more-promoted Being Human (1.4 million) and Spartacus: Vengeance (1.3 million).

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/...staying-light/
post #150 of 192
Thread Starter 
Merlin returns to BBC One (UK) October 6th. SyFy begins airing Series 5 in the U.S. January 4, 2013.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hBeXGcu6oQY
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