PRODUCERS DECIDE TO CALL IT QUITS
UK drama Merlin, which airs on BBC One and ultimately Syfy here, will end after five seasons (and 65 episodes). The fantasy drama about the legendary wizard (Colin Morgan) and a young King Arthur (Bradley James) will conclude with a two-part finale set to air in the UK at Christmas. The fifth, and now final season of Merlin will begin on Syfy on Friday, January 4 at 10 p.m. ET.
According to a statement from co-creators and executive producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy: “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.”