‘Camelot’: Starz Not Moving Forward With Second Season

Posted by Stef in Jul 01,2011 with 12 Comments

The ambitious project starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green wont continue because of “production challenges,” says Starz.

Starz has decided not to move forward with a second season of its period piece, Camelot.

Though the series came out of the gate strong, delivering Starz’ largest ever opening for a new drama in early April, it struggled to break out in a particularly crowded cable landscape (see AMC’s The Killing, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Showtime’s Borgias). A Starz rep noted hefty production hurdles in a statement: “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.”

The ambitious project — a contemporary retelling of the Arthurian legend starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green– was the first series order made by Chris Albrecht, who took the reins as chief executive in early 2010. As he and his executives have said, the series fit squarely with the channel’s desire to focus on big, popcorn fare that can play well domestically as well as internationally. In this case, the Irish-based Camelot did satisfy the latter.

The news comes just a month and a half after Starz unveiled a Camelot game on Facebook, a means to further engage viewers and generate ancillary revenue for the period show.

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12 Responses to “‘Camelot’: Starz Not Moving Forward With Second Season”

  1. Comment by edenLiao in July 1, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    what a sad news… :(:(

  2. Comment by Yasmim in July 1, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    It’s really a great loss

  3. Comment by George in July 2, 2011 @ 12:26 am
  4. Comment by Sandra in July 2, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    ;( ;( ;(

  5. Comment by ana in July 2, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    it socks ):

  6. Comment by Nikos in July 2, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Very Sad news indeed as I loved the show & all. I hope then another network picks it up is it done for good? Does anyone know??
    Shame I really did enjoy it and thought All the actors did a GREAT Job!!!!
    Best of Luck to the All!!
    Nikos

  7. Comment by Nicky in July 2, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    Nooo~~ :( oh well, we’ll hope Eva will do more movies in the future.

  8. Comment by Isabell in July 3, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    I am deeply disappointed also but can also understand why they had to cancel it. Plus, the show could have been sooo much better on a cinematic scale. The costumes were wonderfcul but the sets, and the writing lacked. But Eva made this show watchable.

    I hope that HBO will get Eva to play Melisandre! Eva would be PERFECT for the part!

  9. Comment by Raquel in July 4, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eva! You are awesome and gorgeous! I admire You! Be happy! Always!!

  10. Comment by Firvain in July 5, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    EVA TO PLAY MELISANDRE!!!!!!

  11. Comment by Arwen in July 6, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I just heard this news and am so bummed. I really loved that show. I thought Eva Green was very good in her role. What a disappointment. It was the only reason I tuned into Starz.