Merlin

(1998)

Overview

Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a story that covers not only the rise and fall of Camelot but also the phase in the legendary history of Britain that precedes it.

The film deviates from more traditional versions of the legend, notably by including new characters such as Queen Mab and by keeping Merlin through the whole reign of King Arthur over Britain. The film was followed by a sequel in 2006, Merlin's Apprentice, which was more loosely connected with traditional Arthurian legend.

  1. Steve Barron

    Creator

Top Billed Cast

  1. Rutger Hauer

    Rutger Hauer

    King Vortingern

  2. Miranda Richardson

    Miranda Richardson

    Lady of the Lake / Mab

  3. Isabella Rossellini

    Isabella Rossellini

    Nimue

  4. Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Morgan le Fay

  5. Jeremy Sheffield

    Jeremy Sheffield

    Lancelot

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Last Season

Miniseries

1998 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Merlin premiered on April 26, 1998.

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Status Ended

Network

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Certification

  • TV-PG

    Meaning

    This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 182m

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