Starz has released a three-minute featurette for their upcoming original re-imagining of the Arthurian legend “Camelot.” Like its ratings champ “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” the series promises sex, violence, and beautiful people.
The show’s official synopsis reads:
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgana will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control.
These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know…this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.
“Camelot” stars Jaime Campbell Bower as King Arthur, Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere, Claire Forlani as Queen Igraine, Eva Green as Morgana, and Joseph Fiennes as the wizard Merlin. The series begins its ten-episode run on April 1.