Merlin Conjures A Fifth Season At Comic-Con

By Heather Hughes

Jul 25, 2011

While the cast and crew of most US shows spent their time teasing fans at this year’s Comic-Con (The Waking Dead, we’re particularly looking at you), the creators of BBC One’s hit show Merlin decided to use TV’s biggest convention as a platform to announce some important news: The mythical show has been given a fifth season.

The fourth season of the Arthurian drama doesn’t start in the UK until the autumn, however the BBC has decided its general popularity is enough to warrant the extension. The international success of the show is such that Merlin has been sold to more than 183 countries, including the USA.

The season renewal was revealed this Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con event. Producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy said the extra season allowed more "creative space" and "slow burn" character arcs.

In an interview with TV.com last month, Anthony Head confirmed the upcoming fourth season is going to be “darker” and a teaser released by The BBC seems to back this up.

What do you make of the news? Are you ready for more, darker Merlin?

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  • PiperPrueLover4 Jul 14, 2012

    Woo! Now lets just hope for a sixth as well lol

  • paolafrompais Jun 14, 2012

    MAGIC!

  • DonnieCarr May 14, 2012

    Merlin is a great show I've seen every season so far can't wait till season 5

  • LisaHonschoot Jan 13, 2012

    Merlin rocks, bring on series 5..... and 6...... and 7... lol nah really, great show and has got me interested in the real history as well so double bonus :-)

  • XyFan Dec 18, 2011

    Hell yeah!

  • MarieS Dec 17, 2011

    glad to hear that. always enjoying watching merlin =)

  • JessicaMak Dec 15, 2011

    i am ready more then ready but i hope no one dies

  • Kristin98 Sep 10, 2011

    Is this show coming back to SyFy? I chech the site every so often and it never says when it is coming back.

  • Twil1ght2000 Dec 15, 2011

    Jan 6, last I heard!