Merlin set for movie trilogy

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Hit BBC TV show based on Arthurian Legend is in development to become a big screen trilogy.

Speaking this weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con co-creator and executive producer Johnny Capps revealed that the plan for the future of Merlin is to move to movie theatres and possibly reboot the entire story and start afresh. A sixth television series is still a possibility.

“We’re in discussions with BBC about Season 6, but we’re talking about the movies,” Capps revealed.

“We’re hopefully going to do a trilogy – three movies. We will focus on them when we finish Season 5.”

How the continuity will work is unclear, and Capps didn’t go into any casting details. A continuation from the TV show might suggest using the same cast, but a complete reboot could mean a host of fresh faces.

“One idea we’ve been playing around with is to reboot the whole series. We would go back in time and start the story again and show different parts that you didn’t see in the series. The other idea is to do a continuation, but we haven’t decided yet.”

In other Merlin news Capps also let slip that Anthony Head would be reprising his role as Uther when the show returns for a fifth season later this year, the character was killed off in season four so the late King may be cashing in on the recent popularity of zombies. Fingers crossed.

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