‘Camelot’ will not return for second series

Network Starz blames 'production challenges' for fantasy show's demise

Camelot has been axed after just one season, the network Starz has confirmed.

The fantasy drama, based upon the Authurian legend, stars Jamie Campbell-Bower as Prince Arthur, alongside Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green. But despite a positive reception, it will not return for a second series.

Starz blamed production issues for the show’s demise. A statement read: “Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions.”

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Scheduling conflicts with some of the show’s cast has also been blamed for the axing, according to Deadline.com. Camelot is currently airing in the UK on Channel 4 on Saturday nights at 9pm (BST).

However, the BBC‘s own version of the Arthurian legend, the child-friendly Merlin, has fared better, and is due to return for a fourth series.

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