British Fantasy adventure, Merlin has been canceled by BBC. The television programme by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps will not be casting another spell on their viewers anymore.
The show after a five year run has ended, for this Christmas. However there are reports that there may be a spin-off. The year 2008 was when it did debut, which did follow the adventures of the legendary magician, which is played by Colin Morgan.
He has learned to master his abilities to create spells. Along his way he befriends and works as Arthur’s servant, Gwen (Angel Coulby), Morgana (Katie McGrath), King Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head) and a wily dragon (voiced by John Hurt).
The series finale, will be all about the battle for Camelot, which will play out in a two-part instalment.
“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,” Capps and Murphy said in a statement.
“I know this is the end, and I know this is goodbye, but thank you for being there on the journey with us because it has been a lot of fun!” Morgan said online.
“My words won’t do justice to the honour of being King Arthur, so I shall just say that it has been an exceptional one and that knowing the show has been a part of so many people’s lives has been humbling,” James echoed.
Capps and Murphy are leaving Shine TV, which produces Merlin, in order to launch there own production company.
Merlin airs on Syfy in the U.S.; Space owns the rights to broadcast Merlin in Canada and concluded airing Season 4 earlier this year. The fifth season is expected to return to both SyFy in the U.S. and on Space in Canada sometime next year.