The Arthurian fantasy drama will wrap in the UK next month after 5 seasons.
The BBC has announced that the current series of Merlin will be its last.
The Arthurian fantasy drama will wrap with a two-part finale in the UK next month.
Co-creators and executive producers, Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, said, “This is the series where the storylines truly reach their apex. We always felt the story of the legend was best told across five series, leading to a spectacular finale that draws on the best known elements of this much-loved story and brings to a conclusion the battle for Camelot.
“We’d like to thank the amazing cast and crew for their professionalism and dedication, the BBC, FME and all of our partners globally for their incredible support and encouragement across the last five series.
“But chiefly, our thanks go to Merlin’s remarkable and loyal audience around the world for their enthusiasm for the characters and Camelot universe.”
The series starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson and the voice of John Hurt began in 2008.
Colin Morgan said: “From the beginning this was always going to be a five year journey that we embarked on and I think the show has run its natural course. The show has grown and grown each year and now we’ve arrived at its strongest point and we’ve achieved what we set out to do… I know this is the end, and I know this is goodbye, but thank you for being there on the journey with us because it has been a lot of fun!”
The series has performed well in Australia for Network TEN, with the fifth season currently screening just a week behind the UK.
TEN had already announced the series for 2013 and as continuing across summer, but it won’t be able to do both now.