King Arthur on Starz

According to the Hollywood Reporter:

Chris Albrecht is building “Camelot” at Starz.

In its first series order since Albrecht took the reins as president and CEO, the pay cabler has greenlighted a contemporary retelling of the Arthurian legend from a producing team that encompasses four countries — the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Canada — and is led by Oscar-winning producer Graham King and “The Tudors” masterminds Morgan O’Sullivan and Michael Hirst.

The 10-episode “Camelot,” slated to premiere in first-half 2011, marks the first project from King’s recently launched GK-TV. It uses Thomas Malory’s 15th century compilation, “Le Morte d’Arthur,” often considered the definitive work on the legend of King Arthur, as a starting point for a take on the tale that looks to weave authenticity into a narrative relatable to contemporary audiences in the vein of Showtime’s “The Tudors.”

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2 thoughts on “King Arthur on Starz”

  1. Along with the three King Arthur movies that are being slated, it’s getting to look a bit crowded. 🙂

    Anyway, I think you’ve been posting more about King Arthur than I have lately! I guess I’ve just been busy with other things, but I do need to get back at it.

    Thanks, Steve!

  2. Robert, I’ve been busy myself and haven’t had the time to post as much as I would like. Between my day job and re-writing / editing my novel, I don’t have as many hours in the day, unfortunately.

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