Camelot Trailer, or, So Where’s the Magic? What, No Magic?

Apparently the Starz Channel’s new take on “Camelot” is going to dispense with anything resembling magic in favor of some obscure “visions” that a couple of people have, including Merlin (played by Joseph Fiennes). That’s, er, seems to be about all there is in terms of magic here. I guess this is ONE way to approach the famous tale. Not sure I like it, though, especially when the trailer makes this look like some bad American daytime soap, except with swords and horses and Eva Green speaking in a British accent. I could be wrong, of course.

In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future and installs Arthur as king. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end for control of the crown. Faced with the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination.

Starring Jamie Campbell Bower as King Arthur, Eva Green as Morgan and Joseph Fiennes as Merlin.

Premiering April 1st on Starz.

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