Starz's Camelot Gets Down and Dirty With a New Take on the Legend of King Arthur

They brought us the wildly carnal and grotesqueSpartacus: Blood and Sand. Now the folks at Starz are having a go at King Arthur. Their sprawling new series Camelot — shot in Ireland — is a risqué, politically feverish reboot of Arthurian lore that twists and turns the beloved saga in radical ways. Assume nothing.

 "We want you to forget everything you know — or think you know — about the legend of King Arthur," says creator Chris Chibnall. "This is not the pristine fairy-tale fantasy version of the story. People live and die brutally. These are the Dark Ages, and they are very dark indeed." Though set in 6th century Britain — a time of feuding warlords and pagan barbarism — this Camelot is "very much a tale for today," Chibnall says. "It speaks to very simple values: How do we create a good land in which to live? How do we make our rulers be decent and honorable?" Read More...


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