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. Joe says

    I am deeply mortified that there will not be a second season!! Come on!! Give the fans at least one more season!!

  2. Heather says

    I’m upset they didn’t continue Camelot it was a
    great show!!! I was addicted… so not cool… its always
    the good shows that get canceled ..

  3. Michelle says

    I really loved Camelot. It was a wonderful show. Plez finish the seasons. I would love 2 see more of what happens.

  4. Margaret Racin says

    Really sad to find out that Camelot was cancelled after the first season. It’s such a shame Stars didn’t continue season two it really was a winner.

  5. Janice says

    So sorry you didn’t continue Camelot. Its story line is the MOST glorious core of our Emglish language heritage. It has lasted for a reason: great characters, intrigue, heroism, Romance, Magic and on and on. Please reconsider if only to get Eva Green back.

  6. Lady Marian says

    Have just seen the serie on dvd and loved it! Am very dissapointed there’s no sequel. Would buy it instantly. The round table, Mordred, the holy grail…. I Would love to see it all!!!

  7. Earlonda Wyatt says

    TIRED! Is What This Viewer Is! I’m Fed Up With Having Shows I Enjoy Being Cancelled, Especially After 1 or 2 Seasons! I Buy My Favorite Series On DVDS, Get It? So Need I Say More? Signed A Very Unhappy Camper! I’m A Avid Fan Of Camelot, I Would Love To See It Return, But Who Am I, Just One Of The Reasons Programs Are Made.. :/

  8. Leesa says

    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.

  9. Luanirco says

    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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