Last updated on August 17, 2020
Merlin Season 1 is an action-packed fantasy-drama revisits the saga of King Arthur and his wizard, Merlin, by focusing on the two characters when they were ambitious young men struggling to understand their destinies.
In this telling, Prince Arthur is known to be the heir to the throne (no sword from the stone here). And he is acquainted with all those who will one day form the legend of Camelot, including Lancelot, Guinevere, and Morgana.
Merlin is also forced to deal with King Uther’s Great Purge, which bans all use of magic.
Merlin Season 1
Young Merlin (Colin Morgan) is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius (Richard Wilson), King Uther Pendragon’s (Anthony Head’s) learned court physician to whom he’s assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther’s strong aversion to magic.
Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown Prince, Arthur (Bradley James), whose fate is linked with Merlin.
Merlin Season 1 Cast
- John Hurt
- Colin Morgan
- Bradley James
Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE was an English actor whose career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt came to prominence for his role as Richard Rich in the film A Man for All Seasons and gained BAFTA Award.
Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish actor. He is best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Morgan made his London theater debut in 2007 as the title character in DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little.
Bradley Michael James is an English actor. He is best known for starring as Prince Arthur in the BBC TV series Merlin, Damien in the Damien TV series, Varga in Underworld:
Blood Wars, Giuliano de’ Medici in Medici: The Magnificent and Brigadier General Felix Sparks in The Liberator.