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MERLIN Set to Cast a Spell Over Audiences at Comic-Con International

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The global phenomenon MERLIN will make its first-ever appearance at Comic-Con International with a special panel set for Sunday, July 25.

Lead actors Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Colin Morgan, who play King Uther and Merlin, respectively, will be joined on the one-hour panel by MERLIN executive producers and co-creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy.

The panel promises a sneak preview of season three of the action-adventure drama, which is set in a Camelot where young Merlin must keep his magical powers secret or face death at the hands of King Uther, who has banned all such practices.

“Coming to Comic-Con is a dream for us,” said Capps. “We air in more than 180 countries around the world and have become a fan favorite, so this is our chance to meet the fans, share secrets about Season 3 with them, and show them how excited we are that they have responded so enthusiastically to our fun and different take on Arthurian legend.”

In the United States, MERLIN has enjoyed solid ratings on Syfy, where its second season concluded Friday, July 2. The cast and crew of MERLIN are currently shooting the series’ Season 3, which will premiere on BBC in the U.K. this fall

The MERLIN Comic-Con panel, which will be hosted by Jenna Busch, will be held in Room 6BCF of the San Diego Convention Center, and the exact time will be announced shortly. During the panel, MERLIN fans will have opportunities to ask questions, and will be treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes material chronicling the production of MERLIN, which is shot in studios in Wales and on location in France.

Head, Morgan, Capps and Murphy will be available for print roundtable and electronic one-on-one interviews prior to the MERLIN panel. For media inquiries about MERLIN’s Comic-Con panel, please contact J2 Communications LLC at info@j2comm.com. (Note: Questions and requests from fans regretfully cannot be answered.)

More details about MERLIN can be found online at Syfy.com by visiting http://www.syfy.com/merlin/home.php.

About FremantleMedia Enterprises

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) holds the exclusive distribution, home entertainment and licensing rights to MERLIN.

FME has sold the series to over 52 broadcasters in more than 180 countries including Network Ten in Australia, Syfy in the US, MICO in Japan and RTL in Germany. FME has also secured licensing deals to produce numerous multi-territory Merlin branded products including a publishing range, figurines and an iphone application. FME has invested in the MERLIN series alongside UK broadcaster BBC One. The show is produced and created by Shine TV. Series three will air in the UK in Fall 2010.

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Media Contacts:
John Singh or Gary Miereanu
J2 Communications LLC
(818) 458-7800
info@j2comm.com

 

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