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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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Juanita October 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I been waiting and waiting for this show to come out. What a waste for it to been taken away and never no what happen next, why show it in the first place. Then upset your review?

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Elizabeth October 24, 2013 at 8:46 am

what a washout! getting people to get into a series then pulling the plug! I was really enjoying this :(

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connie rinaldi October 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I’ve been waiting for the 2nd season premiere date…………..VERY DISAPPOINTED…great show & cast………… :(

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Staci September 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

Very sad that it’s been cancelled… I just got into this show when I got my subscription to Starz… Please make the 2nd season

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MollyH September 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm

This series was great I wish there was a follow-up season.

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Kris M September 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

Just found this show and loved it. Devastated to find out there is no more.

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Erin September 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

Wow! Just watched re-runs of Camelot! MAJOR MISTAKE on not renewing for a second season! The show had a loaded cast! Especially Joe Fiennes! The writing was of excellent quality…action, love, suspense…and had a unique and contagious spin that left you wanting next week to come quickly. Brilliant Season 1…Showtime should really reconsider…just really well-done!
This viewer is extremely disappointed.

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Stacey September 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

This was a great show, they should definitely have another season!!

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dave ritchie September 2, 2013 at 2:04 am

It’s a bumber that there’s no 2 season! I’m shocked! That was the best show

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ArethaA August 29, 2013 at 2:09 am

I have been waiting a long time for a series that’s as intriguing as Camelot. We have no good shows to watch now. Please won’t you reconsider this cancellation! I love this show.

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Tracy August 25, 2013 at 12:02 am

I watched every eposode in season 1 and was looking forward to a season 2. The entire cast was absolutley amazing. It would be a true delight to see a season 2 in the near future. I would pass the word, ” this is a series you will watch, it’s has it all”.

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Aritoni August 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I hope it it resurrected. It was a great series. Use new actors if necessary. This is perfect timing.

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Aimee B August 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Please please bring back this series. I just finished the first season on Netflix and I’m so disappointed to find out there will be no season 2! Such an awesome series now never to be again. :-(

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sandy chavez July 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I hate that they cancelled this TV show. I hate when they cancel good tv shows and leave the boring ones on.

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TerryA July 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I loved this series. It would be great if it was resurrected, especially because they left viewers hanging!

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