Monday, March 22, 2010

Starz Acquires Canadian Series 'Camelot'


Starz, an American premium cable network, announced that it had secured the U.S. broadcasting rights to Camelot, an Irish-British-American-Canadian co-production that tells the story of King Arthur. This 10-episode drama will be aired in the first half of 2011. Besides, if I tell you that some people behind the TV series The Tudors are taking part in the creation of Camelot, will you keep reading this post?

Obviously, the story of this TV series will be based on Le Morte d'Arthur, a book written in the 15th century by English writer Thomas Malory. Expect the story will be retold in a modern way so that we, people of the 21rst century can relate to it.

As for the casting, it's being done right now. Furthermore, production on this TV series will begin in June in Ireland and the post-production will be done in Canada.

Finally, Academy Award® winning producer Graham King (The Tourist, The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator) along with Tim Headington and Craig Cegielski will serve as Executive Producers. Additional Executive Producers include Morgan O’Sullivan (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Tudors), James Flynn, Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and Douglas Rae (Nowhere Boy, Becoming Jane, The Waterhorse). The series is being written by Chris Chibnall (Life on Mars, Torchwood). As for, John Weber, he will serve as the Canadian producer.


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