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Camelot: Starz TV Series Cancelled, No Season Two

Camelot canceled season twoStarz has decided to cancel their Camelot TV series after one season. While the ratings weren’t bad for the Arthurian show, the numbers aren’t necessarily the whole reason why there won’t be a second season.

Camelot, as you might have guessed, is based on the legend of King Arthur. The series stars Jamie Campbell Bower as a young King Arthur, with Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Eva Green as Morgan, and Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere.

The premiere attracted 1.1 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That marked the cable channel’s most-watched and highest-rated original series premiere to date. Unfortunately, the second installment dropped 24% in total viewership and subsequent episodes dropped even further. Still, by the end of the season, the ratings were on an upswing. The finale nearly matching the viewership of the premiere.

While Camelot may have ordinarily ended up getting a renewal from Starz, the ratings weren’t the only factor in play.

A statement from a Starz representative notes, “Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions.” Deadline reports that some of those “challenges” included scheduling conflicts with some of the actors.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Camelot has been cancelled? Would you have liked to have seen a second season?

 

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Leena March 14, 2015 at 6:26 am

I am so sad for hearing that .the first season was great ,plz don’t cancel the second season
Cause we love it ❤️ And start with it

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Martin March 5, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Why do they keep doing things like this? Just as you get into the series they pull the plug. And anybody that went out and bought the DVD box set should get their money refunded. They did Exactley the same with the new v series after 2 seasons. I keep ending up with dvd sets with no ending, After about 40 episodes something like fringe went on and on getting more boring with each episode.

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chris March 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

I loved the first season. What a waste to stop at one. STARS WTF!

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max March 3, 2015 at 3:05 pm

yes please do,i would have liked to like see a second season

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Rose March 2, 2015 at 12:27 am

Wow, this is such a great series. Very disappointed and hope the network reconsiders. We looked forward to watchIng the series unfold, and now you’ve left us viewers hanging.
Please reconsider.

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Gina March 1, 2015 at 2:12 am

i just discovered the series and think its a mistake to cancel the series. We need more series like this, its really good. I really hope they reconsider canceling.

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Holly March 11, 2015 at 12:26 am

PLEASE RECONCIDER!!!
I absoutely loved season one and was looking forward to a second season only to be completely let down as I was before with the V series.
Maybe people should just quit watching anything this network puts out in the future.
I know I personally dont want to get excited about a new show only to be let down again! :(

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