Merlin Seasons 1-5 DVD Special Features
Actors: Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head
Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Region: Region Free
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 25
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 2014
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Merlin Seasons 1-5 DVD Overview
Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and starring Colin Morgan in the title role. It was broadcast on BBC One from 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012. The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his relationship with King Arthur but differs from traditional versions. The show was influenced by the US drama series Smallville, about the early years of Superman,and was produced by independent production company Shine Limited.
Merlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries, however Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot on pain of death. It shows the growth of King Arthur from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends as well as Merlin's colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot. It was immensely popular and very well received by the public.In 2012, the show's producers announced that its fifth series would be its last,Merlin Seasons 1-5 DVD with a two-part finale finishing the show on 24 December 2012.The show was greenlit by the BBC in 2006, after unsuccessful attempts. The series premiered in 2008 to mixed reviews which improved as the series went on and good ratings, and proved popular on the BBC's digital catch-up service, iPlayer. It was commissioned by the BBC for a second series,Merlin Seasons 1-5 DVD and was shown in the United States by one of the main broadcasters, NBC, though it later moved to the cable network Syfy. It finished with a total of 65 episodes.