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09 May 2009 @ 08:45 pm
Showtime joins the Arthurian Legend Bandwagon!  

Well here I am posting again, but I had to after seeing this bit of TV news...which as I look at the date on the article is really old news....but it's new to me!

It seems that now instead of vampires the big thing is King Arthur--first the BBC did Merlin, and now Showtime and the BBC (again) are partnering up to do a *new* "modern" retelling of the Arthurian legend, supposedly "historically accurate" like the Tudors (uh-huh....:p), called "Camelot," written by Hirst and the other producers of the Tudors!  xD


I'm really excited, since I like Hirst's writing in general, and since Arthurian legend is another of my obsessions I'm interested of course in what the show will be like--I hope it starts with Arthur's birth and shows the early stuff, and I hope my girl Morgan le Fay is well-written (Hirst does seem to like to give more sympathetic-than-usual portrayals of historically maligned figures like Anne Boleyn or Mary Tudor), and not used too much for sex, as I fear she may be, Showtime being Showtime....

But yeah, another TV show to add to my list, and to perhaps replace "The Tudors" after season 4! :)


Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Alison_artanis_ on May 9th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I think it's unlikely it won't be obscene. Showtime likes boobs.
sherrilina: Arthur/Morgana (Merlin)sherrilina on May 9th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Indeed, though I'm hoping that we won't see Morgan le Fay's boobs an inordinate amount of the time....though if she's portrayed anything like she is in "Merlin" as the hot and beautiful one than I fear that is what's going to happen. But it does depend, I mean, Katherine of Aragon never shows off her boobs...;)

Did you ever see (after seeing Merlin) the clip from season 2 of The Tudors where Katie McGrath appears? It's so weird, but yeah, this is the kind of thing I can see happening with Morgan's character on this new show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxVC2mXKzyo