‘In a land of myth, and a time of magic…the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name…Merlin.’

‘Merlin’ is a British fantasy-adventure drama television programme, loosely based on the Arthurian legends regarding the close relations of Merlin and King Arthur. Created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps, and Julian Murphy for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), it was broadcast for five series on BBC One between 20th September 2008 and 24th December 2012.

'Merlin' chronicles the adventures of a young warlock who serves as Arthur's servant and Gaius' ward. Merlin must secretly develop his magical gifts under the gaze of Kings Uther and Arthur, both of whom despise the art.

'Merlin' received mixed reviews when it premiered, but gained good ratings that improved as the story progressed, becoming the most popular program on the BBC's digital catch-up service, iPlayer. During its airing it was nominated for several awards, winning the 2011 British Academy Television Award for best visual effects. Broadcasting rights were sold to over 180 countries, and the show became a mainstay on the digital network platform Netflix in both the US and the UK.

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