CAMELOT’S KING ARTHUR GETS THE TORCHWOOD TOUCH
Will the Torchwood touch help Camelot? Turns out that Chris Chibnall, the head writer on Torchwood who back in 2005 developed a fantasy series involving Merlin for the BBC, is getting another crack at the King Arthur myth, thanks to Starz. The pay cable channel just green-lighted the 10-episode Camelot, described by the network as “a romantic adventure series,” to premiere in first half of 2011, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Camelot will be based on Thomas Malory’s 15th-century book Le Morte d’Arthur, but according to the press release “will weave authenticity into a modern telling of the Arthur legends that is relatable to contemporary audiences.”
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EXCLUSIVE: JIM BEAVER TALKS SUPERNATURAL 5.15 DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID AND THE SEASON 5 FINALE
The man behind legendary demon hunter Bobby Singer reveals all leading up to this year’s riveting climax.
It’s been an explosive year for the Winchester Brothers. And Supernatural Season 5 is rapidly speeding towards its shocking conclusion, which will wrap up the entire series thus far in anticipation of an all-new Season 6. The CW’s hugely popular sci-fi drama returns this Thursday, March 25th, with the debut of Episode 5.15: “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid”. And it is a very important hour for Jim Beaver’s legendary demon hunter Bobby Singer.
In this touching and heartfelt tour de force, we find Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigating Bobby’s hometown where the dead are rising from the grave. Instead of attacking humans, they are happily reuniting with their families. The brothers turn to Bobby (Jim Beaver) for help but he tells them not to worry about it and to leave town. Suspicious, Dean investigates and comes face to face with Bobby’s dead wife (guest star Carrie Anne Fleming) who has no memory of what happened to her. Once the zombies start turning evil, the boys tell Bobby he has to kill his wife. But the wheelchair bound demon hunter refuses to heed this heroic call. John Showwalter directed the episode, which was written by Jeremy Carver.
How will these events forever change the beloved Bobby Singer? And how does it edge us towards that highly anticipated Season 5 climax? We recently caught up with actor Jim Beaver to find out more. Here’s what our favorite spook chaser had to say
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So, there’s Guy Ritchie working on a movie dealing with the Arthurian legend in a ‘star wars style’, BBC’s Merlin where Merlin and Arthur are around about the same age and magic is banned from Camelot, and now a romantic adventure series called Camelot. What else can we do to the Arthurian legend? (Serious question!) How would you like to see the Arthurian legend portrayed? What’s your favourite version? I have to say that I do like that the article goes on to say that the Arthurian Legend isn’t history, it is a myth. As someone who has studied history, I’m a stickler for historical accuracy – but I’m definitely lenient with myths such as the Arthurian Legend.
Aw, Jim Beaver. I love Jim Beaver, and am kind of sad Supernatural is coming to a close. Are you a supernatural fan?
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