Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More Head! (sorry, I had to...)

Seems Tony Head's got a role on a new show on NBC this fall, Merlin. Yes, it's about what you think it is...except probably more like Smallville. Here's the show description:

MERLIN - "Merlin" brings to life a new legend for a modern audience. "Merlin" is an exciting, hour-long fantasy series set in the mythic city of Camelot -- but inspired by 21st Century storytelling. Before Merlin (Colin Morgan, "Doctor Who") and Arthur (Bradley James, "Lewis") became legends, they were ambitious young men looking for adventure, hoping to live up to their family's expectations, discovering love and finding their own true destiny, making mistakes along the way. The innovative, action-packed drama has cross-generational appeal and paints a picture of Merlin and Arthur's early life that audiences have never witnessed before. Anthony Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Richard Wilson ("A Passage to India"), Angel Coulby ("Magicians") and Katie McGrath ("The Tudors") also star. A FremantleMedia Enterprises distribution of a Shine production for BBC.

Interesting. For NBC's full fall lineup, click here.


Nicholas said...

I love Anthony Head from Buffy (I'm in the middle of watching that show from the beginning for the first time).

I am pretty certain that Merlin is going to be amazing. The Beeb typically does stunning productions, so I am not at all worried about the quality about this. Seeing as their other period show, Robin Hood, is freaking amazing, I really think think Merlin is going to be good. And with Anthony Head in it, it's no doubt going to kick ass.

Josh said...

I didn't even realize it was a BBC production. Rockin'!

Amusing sidenote - my roommate loves BBC Robin Hood, but does make fun of it because he says the clothing isn't authentic at all. More WWII issue than Medieval.