Principal photography has begun at Ardmore Studios in Ireland on the new romantic adventure series Camelot, a fresh telling of the classic King Arthur legend.
The cast is led by Jamie Campbell Bower (New Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as King Arthur, Joseph Fiennes (Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love) as Merlin, Eva Green (Casino Royale) as Morgan, Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, The Rock) as Arthur’s mother Queen Igraine, Tamsin Egerton (Keeping Mum) as Guinevere.
Filming is set to continue until December on this Irish-Canadian co-production. Camelot is tentatively scheduled to premiere next spring on Starz in the US and the CBC in Canada.
Chris Chibnall (Life on Mars, Torchwood) is showrunner and writer on the Irish-Canadian co-production, which was engineered by executive producers Morgan O’Sullivan of Octagon in Ireland and John Weber of Take 5 Productions in Canada. Other executive producers on the project are Oscar®-winner Graham King and Tim Headington of GK Films and Craig Cegielski of GK-TV, James Flynn of Octagon, Douglas Rae of UK’s Ecosse Films, as well as Fred Fuchs, Michael Hirst and Anne Thomopoulos.
Camelot is scheduled to première spring 2011 on Starz in the US and on CBC in Canada.