It’s a fantastic time to be alive for those of us who feed off TV/movies/games that are set in a time where cars and technology and guns were nonexistent, and people survived by the blade of their sword, the gallop of their horse, and the light of a flame. This is especially true when it comes to TV, where these types of shows weren’t very common.
Now, in a time where the best TV series you can see are on par with (if not better than) the best Hollywood movies being made, we’re beginning to see many more titles in this genre. These types of shows can be found on channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz, and they don’t restrict or censor their content. Almost anything goes, all is fair, and it’s some of the grittiest, graphic, and most realistic content we as viewers could ask for. It’s hard to even watch regular TV anymore!
Recent and current titles that have fit this mold include HBO’s Rome, Showtime’s The Tudors, and Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand (as well as their mini-series, The Pillars of the Earth), and it does not end there. One of the most anticipated upcoming shows is Game of Thrones on HBO, which is based on George R.R. Martin’s popular A Song of Ice and Fire books. And Starz also has another on the way titled Camelot, which you can get your first good look at right here!
Click on over to the other side to read a synopsis and check out the first look video for the new Starz series, Camelot. Whether you love these types of shows or not, the show looks like it could be great and this preview is well-worth a few minutes of your time.
Camelot is a brand new take on the tale of King Arthur, much along the same lines as Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. It takes the story we’ve all heard, but presents it in a much more historically accurate and realistic setting.
It’s going to be hard to judge until we get our eyes on at least a finished trailer of sorts, but for now I think most of you will join me in thinking this looks to have a ton of promise. A great cast, a proven story, and a beautiful presentation are difficult ingredients to fail with.
In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new King, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination.