Syfy bags US cable rights to ‘Merlin’

Syfy has acquired the basic cable rights to Merlin.

The first series of the UK fantasy series, which stars Colin Morgan as a young mythical wizard, previously aired on NBC during primetime.

Merlin will now join Syfy’s lineup from April, with all 26 episodes from the first two series slated to air.

“A viewer favourite after only one season, Merlin will be a strong addition to our schedule this spring,” said president of programming Thomas Vitale.

“We expect its enthralling imaginative vision, engaging young talent, and rich production values to resonate with our audience.”

Last year, the BBC confirmed that it had ordered a third series of the Saturday night drama.

One Response to “Syfy bags US cable rights to ‘Merlin’”

  1. admin says:

    This is another way of saying that NBC has dropped the series. The reason they dropped it is that it wasn’t an “immediate” ratings hit. Left to certain people British TV would be run exactly the same way.

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