'Merlin' Season Five Will Premiere Friday, January 4 on Syfy

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December 14th, 2012

via press release:




NEW YORK – December 14, 2012 – Syfy will say good-bye to Camelot when the fifth and final season of Merlin returns Friday, January 4 at 10PM (ET/PT) with 13 all-new episodes.


As season five opens, Camelot is at the height of its golden age. With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger. But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of its destruction are being sown. As the forces of darkness gather, only Merlin stands between Arthur and a fate that has been written since the dawn of time.


Merlin returns with its core cast of Colin Morgan (Merlin), Bradley James (Arthur), Katie McGrath (Morgana), Angel Coulby (Gwen), Richard Wilson (Gaius) and John Hurt (Voice of the Dragon), along with newest cast member Alexander Vlahos as Mordred.


Special guest stars in season five include Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland), Janet Montgomery (Entourage), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Josette Simon (Cry Freedom), Sophie Rundle (Episodes) and the return of Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Uther Pendragon.


Merlin is produced by Shine TV Ltd and BBC Wales, and distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises. Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy are co-creators and executive producers.


Syfy Ventures, in partnership with Bossa Studios, also announced the U.S. launch of the official Merlin game under the Syfy Games label. Merlin: The Game -- syfy.merlingame.com -- is an exciting role-playing game that enables viewers to aid Merlin and Arthur in completing quests, defending the realm and exploring the exciting world of Albion. Gamers can become engrossed in the Arthurian legend as Merlin commands them and six of their best friends to embark on a magical adventure to become the Heroes of Camelot.


Merlin: The Game is the latest addition to the Syfy Games portfolio of games targeting genre fans and core gamers.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)


  • Wright

    I’m really going to miss this show!!!

  • ethan

    Great show…thanx british folks!!!

  • NoahMPLS

    This season has been running on BBC1 i think it is. And there have been good eps and bad..but for the most part it has been a good series finale season…

  • MerlinJamesEmrys

    I already watched every season and every episode, I don’t need to watch it on SyFy!

  • Plok

    Did you know that Merlin was the most popular scripted show on Syfy in 2012?
    Season overnight averages:

    1.708m – Merlin (s4)
    1.684m – Warehouse 13 (s4)
    1.592m – Eureka (s5)
    1.586m – Haven (s3)
    1.446m – Being Human (s2)
    1.334m – Alphas (s2)
    1.261m – Sanctuary (s4)
    1.159m – Lost Girl (s1)
    1.140m – Lost Girl (s2)

    I’m not sure this has ever been achieved by any other british series.

  • Linda

    I am really sad to hear this is the last year of Merlin.It has such a great cast of actors and directed well. I enjoy the location of the show and my 9 yr old grandson has been watching right along with me. Every Friday night that he spends overnight, I let him stay up to watch it. He loves the dragon and it is a shame it will not move on into the older Merlin, that most of us knew.

  • Em J

    Just warning you will be emotional in the series end! TRUST ME!

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