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Starz Opens Court To 'Camelot' On April 1

No fooling, Starz has set a premiere date for its reimagining of the Camelot tale.

The premium network will its new original series on April 1 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The 10-episodedrama, redefines the classic medieval tale of King Arthur with an ensemble cast, topped by Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as Arthur, and Eva Green in her television debut as the darkly powerful sorsceress Morgan. The series also features Tamsin Egerton (Guinevere), Claire Forlani (Igraine) and Peter Mooney (Kay).

Shot on-location in Ireland, Camelot is an Irish-Canadian co-production from Octagon and Take 5 Productions, and executive produced along with Ecosse Films and GK-tv. Starz and GK-tv are the U.S. and international distributors of the series, respectively, while Take 5 Productions holds Canadian rights.

The story starts in the wake of King Uther's sudden death, with chaos threatening to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther's unknown son and heir, who has been raised as a commoner, on the throne. However, Arthur's ambitious half-sister Morgan fights him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in a battle for control.