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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  1. ruth says

    Thats really unfortunate.some of us really like epic series and especially somethingking arthur related.its really dissappointing,wish you would reconsider.

  2. Charlene says

    I am very upset about not having a season 2. I greatly enjoyed season 1 and am very dissappointed in this decision. I was looking forward to the many things that were to come on the show.

  3. Kleingirl3 says

    That’s too bad! I really enjoyed watching the show. It was a great add to my dvr along with Borgias and Game of Thrones. It was was such a good mix to see all three. I am disappointed that Starz didn’t advertise the show enough to gain more viewers. It’s always sad when a show ends, but the way Starz abruptly ended the show, is straight out rude. At least the other major channels do it with grace and with an ending season. Shame on you Starz!!!

  4. Nick says

    I loved Camelot and was really wanting to see a second season of it. But if you look online at the ratings of some other shows on starz they are just as low as Camelot and they got renewed witch I think is dun that starz didn’t do the same with Camelot.

  5. Karen says

    I actually did research to find out what happen to Camelot. . . I too am totally destroyed to have found out that the show was canceled. . . I too believe Stars messed up. . . I refuse to look at Spartacus. . . Camelot had a way better & different approach than the multitude of castle dwelling episodes across the premium network spectrum. I hope some other premium network channel picks Camelot up & find the original cast members to win the devote viewing public. . . It was a wonderful fantasy to enjoy. . . STARS . . .you blew it!

  6. Janice Johnson says

    I am really sorry that Camelot wasn’t renewed. I really enjoyed the series. I like period type shows. Hopefully, it will be picked up again someday.

  7. Chase says

    I really enjoyed Camelot! Sexy and Suspenseful! Hopefully that another network will pick up this show with most of the same cast!

  8. tony says

    i swear starz repressentatives are morons. they keep stupid shows and get rid od the good ones. i think no i know starz has lost my bussiness. i hope you all go to hell. bunch of retards. you all get paid way to much . so why dont you do your dam job instead of ***** footing out of it because you actually have to think and do your job!

  9. Camille2009 says

    Love the show. I am sorry i only found it scanning through
    Netflix. Its well scripted and good cast. I am saddened
    that there is no season 2. They could have made it into
    a mini series to shorten the committment time.

  10. says

    OMG We cant believe this show was cancelled! We loved it and was waiting for the second season. My gosh this was a great show and makes the show Merlin look like a joke compared to Camelot! Wow we hope you change your mind.

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