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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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mahdi April 7, 2014 at 6:58 am

I hope the camelot series continue to rest of the season.

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Leesa April 3, 2014 at 1:51 am

It is so sad to see a serious show go. It up sets me to see great t.v. Go I watch these stupid show come and they stay and I don’t know why? But when it is good like Camelot is just once I would like to see something last and stay.

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Dawn April 1, 2014 at 12:31 am

couldn’t wait to see what was next ! Hope they work out issues and bring Camelot back.

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Luanirco March 20, 2014 at 3:38 am

great series, genious actually! it would be wise to continue onto seasons 2, there are many avid fans awaiting it. win-win situation!! no story seduces the imagination like that of camelot, no equal!

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