In anticipation of an interview, Sci Fi Vision received a press release for season three of Merlin
, which returns to Syfy on January 7.THE MAGIC OF CAMELOT RETURNS WITH
SEASON THREE PREMIERE OF MERLIN
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, AT 10PM ON SYFY
New York, NY -- December 6, 2010 -- The magic is back! The popular series Merlin
, starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James and Anthony Head, returns for a third season on Syfy beginning Friday, January 7, at 10PM (ET/PT), immediately following tag team partner WWE Friday Night SmackDown®
The second season of Merlin
, which concluded in June, averaged 1.72 million total viewers and a 1.3 HH rating, based on Live +7 DVR data.
Season three sees the young wizard Merlin (Colin Morgan) in increasingly more dangerous and dark battles in his secret quest to protect Prince Arthur (Bradley James) in the fabled kingdom of Camelot, where magic is forbidden by King Uther (Anthony Head). They rejoin Katie McGrath, who portrays the mesmerizing Morgana -- who has a dark destiny of her own -- Angel Coulby as her loyal maid Gwen, and Richard Wilson as wise Court physician Gaius. The new season finds Camelot’s heroes pushed to their limits as the kingdom is thrown into turmoil by the return of Morgana from a year’s absence.
A host of new guest stars joins the regular cast to enthrall audiences over the 13-week run. Harry Melling (The Harry Potter Series
) portrays Gilli, Warwick Davis (The Harry Potter Series
, The Chronicles of Narnia
) will play Grettir, Miriam Margoyles (The Harry Potter Series
, Being Julia
) will play Grunhilda, and Mark Williams (The Harry Potter Series
, The Fast Show
) is the voice of a mischievous Goblin. Guest stars from the previous season such as Emilia Fox (The Pianist
, Ballet Shoes
) who plays Morgause, and Santiago Cabrera (Heroes
), who plays Launcelot, will also be returning.
Legendary actor John Hurt once again provides the Voice of the Great Dragon.
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) holds the exclusive distribution, home entertainment and licensing rights to The Adventures of Merlin
. FME has sold the series to over 52 broadcasters in more than 183 countries including Network Ten in Australia, MICO in Japan and RTL in Germany. FME has also secured licensing deals to produce numerous multi-territory Merlin branded products including a publishing range, figurines and an iphone application. FME has invested in the Merlin series alongside UK broadcaster BBC One. The show is produced and created by Shine TV. Series three is currently broadcast in the UK. A fourth series has been commissioned by the BBC.