In a similar vein to what Smallville has done for the Superman mythos, Merlin updates the legend of the sorcerer from Arthurian legend for a new audience. The TV show follows a young Merlin as he secretly watches over the court of King Uther and a young Arthur. The series stars Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Prince Arthur, Anthony Head as King Uther, Katie McGrath as Morgana, Angel Coulby as Gwen, Richard Wilson as Gaius, and John Hurt as the voice of the Great Dragon.
Last summer, Merlin ran on NBC. The series wasn’t a big success for the peacock network but, thankfully for the show’s fans, it’s successful enough in England for the BBC to keep making the show. NBC cancelled the show in the US but it moved over to Syfy for season two. BBC One has already ordered a third round.
Merlin: The Complete First Season has just been released on DVD and the set includes all of the episodes as well as featurettes, video diaries, photos, and wallpapers on five discs. You can purchase it for just $34.99 or, you can try to win a copy!
To enter, you need to merely post a comment below and tell us the name of your favorite character or actor from the show. Be sure to leave your email address so that we can contact you with the good news if you win.
Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.) Many may enter but one person will win. You must be 18 and older to enter and no purchase is necessary. Contest ends April 30, 2010.
UPDATE: Congratulations to “Toby O’B.” For everyone else, thanks for entering and stay tuned. We’ll be have several more giveaways soon!