Starz and GK-TV announced today that Joseph Fiennes (“FlashForward”), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon, upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Tamsin Egerton (St. Trinian’s, “The Mists of Avalon”) have signed on to the upcoming series “Camelot.”
The announcement says that “‘Camelot’ will take a fresh approach to telling the Arthur story, and casting Fiennes as the wizard Merlin and Eva Green, in her first television role, as the powerful sorceress Morgana will help set the tone for the series. The essential roles of Arthur and Guinevere will be played by Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton, respectively.”
“With Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton in the cast, we’ve got actors who can bring real passion and intensity to their roles,” Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said.
Starz Media Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik added, “All of the best TV shows were marked by great actors in the ideal parts, and that is certainly the case with the talented cast on ‘Camelot.'”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this world class cast for ‘Camelot,'” said Graham King. Added GK-TV President Craig Cegielski, “This announcement further solidifies GK-TV’s mandate of being the premier destination for cinematic-quality TV programming with a global appeal.”
Production is slated to begin later in June with the 10-episode series premiering in the first part of 2011. “Camelot” is a co-production between the Irish production company Octagon and Take 5 Productions in Canada, developed in association with the UK’s Ecosse Films.
“Camelot” will be broadcast on Starz in the US, and on the CBC in Canada, and will distributed internationally by GK.-TV.