Starz has posted a preview of its upcoming series Camelot, which boasts an impressive — if rather young — cast. Creator Chris Chibnall has penned a fresh take on the Arthur legend, which takes advantages of the freedoms offered by pay cable TV. Camelot stars Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd, New Moon) as Arthur, Tamsin Egerton (Driving Lessons) as Guinevere, Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Flashforward) as Merlin, Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, CSI: NY) as Queen Igraine, and Eva Green (Casino Royale) as Morgan — aka villainess Morgana le Fay.
Here’s Starz’ official description of the series:
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know… this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.