reply to post by Hadrian
Camelot is filming as we type in and around Ardmore studios, in Wicklow, Ireland.
As it is coming in off the back of the huge success of The Tudors, the format is similar; bed, blood and battle field (remember the tag-line from
It is not set in modern times, and is in fact based (loosely) in the late sixth century with a generous nod towards Lord of the Rings; all leather and
steel armour, Roman style tunics, warrior wizards and dirt.
The lead cast are handsome and pretty - and I'm not specifying which sex that covers...
It will be full of big set pieces, cool stunts, a warrior-king that looks like he stepped out of a boy-band but who can swing a sword like a grand
master, and where Merlin is very
different from all previous incarnations. It promises to be entertaining in the extreme. If you want TV to
teach you history, this series probably won't be the one for you.
If, however, you want to escape from reality for a while and be transported to a time when men were men, wizards and nuns were scary, power was up for
the taking, and women were powerful, then Camelot will be right up your dark-age street.
And how do I know all of this? Simple; I'm in it.
edit on 19-10-2010 by Beamish because: typo correction