Renewed: Merlin

British fantasy series Merlin has won a fourth season from the BBC.

A new 10 part series will start filming in March 2011.

In the UK Merlin airs as family-friendly Saturday night viewing, pulling over six million viewers.

Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning, says: “Merlin continues to perform outstandingly well against X Factor and offers audiences an alternative treat on Saturday nights. I’m pleased to confirm that the magical world of Camelot will be returning next year for a fourth series of this fresh and modern retelling of a classic British legend.”

Executive producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy said, “We are both delighted with the continuing success of Merlin, and relish the chance to take the series to the next level with the long-awaited arrival of the Knights of the Round Table.”

TEN is expected to air the third season in 2011.

13 Comments:

  1. Well. I love Merlin. If they don’t put Merlin on in Australia, that would be a terrible mistake. Make sure it isn’t on Saturday’s or Friday’s. People would be watching other shows during the week and During the weekend. Sunday is a day when only family type shows are on. Like Merlin. I am especially glad Ten is keeping it on. But one thing. When is the episode’s starting? I have searched all over the internet so if anyone knows where I could find it email me or comment back! And thank you Channel Ten, again, for putting Merlin on in 2011.

  2. @ steve: You think that’s crazy? In some parts of the world, you can send your children out to play at 10pm without worrying that they’ll be feasted on.

  3. Well, I liked the first series (I thought the ending was great), but really, the second series was a massive disappointment and I’m thinking why a fourth season? I haven’t seen the third series so I may be surprised, but really, lets just look forward to the new Doctor Who Christmas Special!

  4. Very good news.
    So glad Merlin is getting season 4 being one of the best shows out there I’ve also been season 3 and i think it’s the best one yet and I’m hoping that season 4 will be fast tracked to Eleven but then again Ten might want to keep it in it’s 6.30 Sunday timeslot before Masterchef.

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