MERLIN Axed By BBC, Series 5 Will Be Last, Creators & Cast Weigh In

Merlin The Hollow Queen

Merlin has run out of magic. The BBC has confirmed that they are axing the popular fantasy drama Merlin after Series 5.

While Merlin Series 6 had been discussed, the powers-that-be have decided to call time on the show after the two-part Christmas special.

In what appears to be a creative decision on the surface, exec. producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy said:

“We felt it was best told across five series… bringing to a conclusion the battle for Camelot.”

Colin Morgan, who plays the titular wizard, said the story has been told:

“We’ve arrived at its strongest point and achieved what we set out to do.”

BBC1 chief Danny Cohen extended praise to the creators’ decision to end on a strong note, adding: “We will miss it in the schedule.

“I hope fans will tune in over the coming weeks to see the spectacularly dramatic final episodes, and we have ambitious plans for new drama in the Saturday evening slot in 2013.”

Meanwhile, Angel Coulby (Guinevere), also believes that the show is going out on a high:

“I believe the key to any successful show is making sure you leave people wanting more.”

Merlin will conclude with a two-part Christmas special this year on the BBC. The fifth (and now final) series of Merlin premieres in the US on Syfy, Jan 4, 2013.

What do you think? Has Merlin’s story been told in the way that you’d like? Is the fifth series shaping up to be a satisfying end point for the saga?

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Source: Mirror

Comments

  1. Charles says

    It was SUCH A GOOD SHOW! I’m sad to hear it’s ending. I’m in America, so I can’t even watch series 5 yet, but I’ve loved the others!

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    • says

      I think you guys are CRAZY. No the show didn’t get there Merlin never saw magic be respected, WE IN THE US OF A DIDN’T GET ENOUGH. Why would you disappoint us so. Not to many good things to destract a person these days but Merlin, that was a good distraction for the whole family, no cussing, no sex, it always had a plot. I loved the dragon scene’s. I looked forwards to each and every episode and the new season I could not wait. I’ve seen every season 4 times or more already and I’m still mad it’s gone. You people forgot what the goal of Merlin was, you killed Aurthur before Merlin got to free Magic. We got one day of Aurthur struggling with the knowledge of Merlin knowing magic. not enough BRING IT BACK.

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      • says

        I was addicted to Merlin!!! And now that the series is over, I’m heart broken! I don’t know what new series to watch, cause honestly I’ve never ever watched a series as good as Merlin!!! If someone could give me advice on what to watch, like what’s best right now???
        -Thanx!

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        • Avatar of Roco says

          @yup! – If you like fantasy, you might want to try Game Of Thrones, if you haven’t already, though it’s definitely different in tone. As for ‘best right now,’ two of the most appealing serialized shows this year have arguably been Orphan Black and Hannibal, while I’d also recommend Breaking Bad if you’re looking for a binge watch of epic proportions.

          If you’re looking for something with a similar vibe to Merlin, perhaps the BBC’s Merlin-replacement Atlantis might be your thing, though it’s yet to release proper footage. Look for it this fall.

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      • andre vence says

        Merlin was such a awesome show. we here in georgetown guyana can’t seem to get enough of the show. please bring it back

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      We can still enjoy it!!!! lets not let them cancel this!!!!….Im from the US…..and they have just got to keep this going…..its the only thing on TV worth watching!!!!!!!….x

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  2. Stargazer131 says

    Why must it end?! It was enjoyable while it lasted and Series 5 is amazing! If it is coming to an end, they have done an amazing job following the Arthurian legends and putting their own twist on them. I personally cannot wait until the Finale and I hope that BBC reconsiders their decision regarding Series 6.

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      I couldnt agree more….Im from the US…..and we have just got to have more Merlin…..loved it so much…..they cant just end this….x

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  3. Jess says

    As usual, the “powers that be” are getting stupider and stupider. They’d rather “cancel while ahead” I guess–this show still has high ratings but NOOO we must cancel while it still has high ratings!
    …BBC you suck.

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      yes….it is sad….we need more Merlin….I dont care how stupid the magic gets…..we just need more Merlin….x

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  4. mike Williams says

    Utter madness. A decent family entertainment show is being axed. What rubbish will the clowns at the BBC replace it with. Maybe another god awful game show.

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      I couldnt agree with u more….Im from the US….and i loved Merlin….and yes they will also put something stupid on our tv as well !!!!….x

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  5. Vanessa Williams says

    I really hope that they will reconsider. Most everyone who watches Merlin instantly fall in love with it. Personally I’ve aways wanted to see everyone’s reactions to Merlin’s magic and his great destiny and, although I don’t know how everything’s all going to play out, introducing Merlin’s magic and then only giving a glimpse of everyone’s reactions is a bit rushed and could really be explored further than one episode. I really have ben looking forward to a season 6, to the journey of Merlin continuing. I sincerely hope that the decision is changed when the creators see how much we, the devoted fans, want the show to continue.

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    • says

      please have a season 6 please with out that show i cant live its my only entertainment please i cant live like that please i love u guys

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      I so agree with you!!….it was just getting good….the truth of Merlin was finally out….and now its over…..it makes me sad….x

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      • Aryo says

        I’m from Sierra Leone West Africa please don’t end season 6 like that please.I love guys especially Merlin & Author.

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      • Aryo says

        Please don’t end season 5 like that, the truth of Merlin was finally out and Arthur is dead I’m not happy about that….my entire family are searching for season 6. love you guys muaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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  6. Alexis says

    I can’t believe they’re cancelling this show. There is so many places it could go upon the revelation of Merlin’s magic. There is so much junk on USA television (case in point – the Kardashian’s) that I really appreciate the quality shows the UK has put out recently (Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood -also too short-lived for me). Do the creators and producers even realize how much worldwide support this show has??

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      Im from Texas….and I couldnt agree with u more….what on earth is this BBC network thinking about???? Dont they know that they r on a gold mind????…..More Merlin In Texas Please!!!!….x

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  7. angela says

    Whatever I am to do on Sat evenings at 8pm now!!!! I cant live without my beloved Merlin. I agree with what others are saying the BBC will replace it with some rubbish like strictly come dancing!!! The BBC really need to rethink what they are planning to do. I dont agree with what the cast say that they cant go any further with it, I am sure the creators can put their thinking caps on and give us more of the wonderful viewing we have seen so far.

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  8. scott says

    OMG they are nuts. This show is the best and i never miss it. Sunday 6:30 pm i am watching it no matter what.

    They must halt playing the LAST episode and go on. there is so many more episode they could do, even funny ones like they said was a 1 off.

    This to me is like Nike growing to its peak, then they saying we are rich that’s its. This is beyond dumb on so many levels. The fact is that the bbc has fired mass people and there shares are way down. what do they do, end a tv series that is 1 of the best tv shows going around, and lose money from tv rights, to $40 dvd each seasons. DON’T BUY BBC SHARES.

    How can you end merlin? OMG 5 years only, it would of lasted 15 years at least. Get new directors if they run out of episode ideas.

    With the media and money / market problems going on around the world now, you would think the BBC would want to make some money. I was thinking you just fired mass people that worked for the BBC, but yet cut this show off leading to a full in income on a top rated show WTF

    Lets just hope share holders don’t think about that, BBC shares / market not good, and the people running the BBC axe a best rated TV Show that brings in $$$$$$$$.

    The way the BBC runs in a crashed market, firing workers, but ending a top rated show that bring in big bucks, is disgraceful. I would not buy shares in the BBC with there ways. I can see why people lost there jobs.

    .

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    • andyandy says

      Scott, U dont know what our talking about, no shares in the BBC its owned by the British people. Not sure about BBC Worldwide.
      U r right it makes them money round the world tho. I reckon cast were done.

      also to kevp97 you’re a p3nis but suppose u know it.

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  9. aisha says

    i have never in my life been soo angry..
    merlin was my all-time FAVOURITE drama to watch they could’ve at least carried it on and showed merlin’s revelation and how arthur would’ve reacted to it!!!
    please BBC RECONSIDER!!!!! :’(

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  10. sam says

    Merlin is the best thing since sliced bread!! Cheers BBC for making peolpe miserable by axing it, think it should be down to the fans and not up to some thoughtless person that prob wants to replace it with a load of rubbish :-(

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  11. sophy larcombe says

    I think it silly ur not carring on with merlin! Everyone i no loves it. Why not just change the name for the next part of the story there is so much more u can do.

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  12. Valcutie says

    Why why why?????
    Seriously?
    How do they cancel a high rated tv drama that’s loved by many???
    Very unrealistic decision indeed!

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  13. MerlinForever says

    bull crap! you can’t end the series on Season 5! You leave it in the air for nothing more! You did not conclude anything! A season 6 is a must. A show is not completed until Merlin tells Arthur the truth and Morgana is overcome! This is one thoroughly disappointed BBC FAN! You know they can really make a show, but they suck at conclusions!

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  14. firtree says

    Please don’t cancel Merlin! This is a show that could last for decades. There are so many story lines to explore. Merlin is JUST GETTING STARTED. We’ve been waiting for his magic to be revealed and then watch all the stories that develop from there. The assumption that a series should end on a high note with viewers wanting more is not correct. It leaves viewers with a bad taste in their mouth, and very disappointed. There’s no way you can wrap up this series in one more show. Too much will be left unsaid, undone, unexplored. BAD IDEA. What’s up w/you writers? Don’t leave all of us in the dust. You have a treasure chest of jewels to bring out. Enjoy the process and put your creative minds to work. Merlin is far from over and is not ending on a “high” note.

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    • Rebecca Edison says

      That is so true!!!! im from the US…..and they just have to have more Merlin….how can they just cancel something that was just getting so good?? Its the best series that i have ever watched….nothing else is worth watching….x

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  15. juanita says

    I loved the show – loved Merlin ! would be just such a pitty to stop it here. please, BBC, reconsider!!
    Anyway – these 5 episodes were fantastic! thanks!!!

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  16. kevp97 says

    i hope that ITV buy the show and use all the same actor and producers and make it a really profitable show and show the BBC what they missed out on. so annoyed they had to let arther die and rush the ending

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  17. Sandra says

    NOOOO! We’ve been waiting for this moment, merlin telling arthur about his power, albion… and now, are you saying you are going to show us all of this, and then calcel merlin?? are you crazy?? we want to see merlin fighting for camelot when everyone know about his power! fuck BBC…

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  18. Nathan Vader says

    BBC what the hell mang, i understand ending on a high note and not dragging out episodes that have no real substance , but you have so many options to explore and people WANT more what are you smokin at the bbc, even with arthurs death we still got a sword… wheres the stone.

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  19. says

    I’ve loved this show and watched it together will my son (now 14) from the beginning. Like all the comments before me I’m really surprised and disappointed that Series 5 really did conclude with no possibility of continuing the story at any time in the future. ‘Ending on a high’ is a cop out and just seems a lazy excuse. Arthur was king for very little of the overall production time. I think this is why anyone like me who enjoyed the show is feeling short changed. His reign was rushed through giving no real indication of why he would be considered a great ruler and remembered as the ‘Once and Future King’. Merlin never became the venerable and wise advisor of legend. There was so much more for this show to explore, so much more entertainment to be had. Now all we are left with is an empty feeling of opportunity lost, characters gone that we had come to love and nothing comparable to look forward to. How they thought ending it at Christmas like this was a good idea is beyond me.

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  20. Page says

    I have loved this show from the begining and i even bought all the series even though they were a little expensive. i am really surprised and disappointed as well that Season 5 really did end with no potential of continuing the story at any time in the future and this to me just seems like a lazy excuse for not continuing the story. I think this is why people like me who enjoyed the show is feeling suddenly changed. i feel like i want to commit suicide right now.

    please think about season 6 for my sake and others like me or at least 2 episodes when arthur comes back…. :(

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  21. Augusto D. Ruiz says

    Gus:

    I am an avid fan of the Merlin series. I have a complete collection from Season 1 to Season 5. Why must it end. I slept about 2:00 am watching the tragic ending. I cannot hold on my tears when Merlin was trying to save Arthur. I was expecting Arthur will be saved. Now, my appetite for the next series increases and I am wondering how will the queen rule Camelot. I feel so excited that I cannot wait to watch the next series. Please reconsider it, please.

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    • Mike says

      I’m afraid not brother. The Arthurian legend ends with the battle at Camlan where Mordred (Arthur’s nephew in the legend) and Arthur fatally would each other. Then, Arthur was set upon a boat and floated down river to the isle of Avalon where his wounds were treated by three mysterious maidens and his body was never found and many say that he rests under a hill with all his knights – ready to ride forth and save the country again. That’s why Kilgharrah says that Arthur is the ONCE AND FUTURE KING. *sorry about caps lock. I don’t know how to italicize these comments.

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  22. Oink says

    I’m from Poland and I love this show!
    It’s hard for me to say goodbye but I think they made the right decision.
    The story is over.

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  23. Mike says

    I cried knowing that I was watching the last episode. Especially in the parts leading to the final moments. I don’t want it to be over. I was really hoping it would go into a 6th season where Merlin could train Aithusa as its dragon lord and they unite Albian and it could have been really cool.

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  24. Thomas Gilbert says

    Please do not stop your great show this all I want to watch it makes me fell happy and everyone wants you to keep going so please do not stop if you went around and the bbc people they would say stop but if you ask all of the merlin fans and cast I’m sure they will want to keep going please please please please keep going with MERLIN

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  25. Marie Caswell says

    Please can we have more series..6…7..or more for Merlin..it is a very enjoyable family series..we want more!!!!…Please….We enjoyed watching it here in America..we can’t get enough of it. We watch it on Netflix…and all other means we can!!!
    Thank you,
    Hope to see more of Merlin

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  26. Becky says

    I hope and pray more series will be made of Merlin…..my friends and family enjoyed the show very much…we hope to see more of it. Please make our life happy and have something to look forward to…cuz Merlin is a joy to watch!!!! PLEASE make more series. We Hope and Pray more to come
    Thank you…Looking forward to more series…it’s a series where family can learn values and good in this world still prevail>>we need that in our society…here in America and all the world!!!!!!

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  27. Julie says

    We hope more series will be made on Merlin!!! It will break our heart if no more will be made!! Please we look forward to next serie..we love and enjoy it soooooo much. though the end was heartbreaking>>but it said King Arthur will come back when needed most..so we would love his comeback>and will look forward to it!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much…hope to see next series..and the next…….
    We love MERLIN here in America…..my family and friends across the world all talk about Merlin how they love it too!!!!….Please we want more of King Arthur and Merlin…

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  28. Gilbert says

    BBC are nuts..crazy to say no to series 6 on Merlin..hope ITV will take over..then it will be the downfall of BBC. Merlin is so popular all over the world..we look forward of Merlin and King Arthur coming back>>cuz the legend fortold about King Arthur coming back>>>so please make the series ….we will be forever grateful…we are devoted fans of King Arthur..and Merlin!..We want more!!!!

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  29. Bonny says

    BBC is soooo wrong and stupid to cancel Merlin for future series. I hope they can come to their senses to renew and welcome series 6>>we love to see and watch the once and future King Arthur on his return as the prophecy have fortold for him to come back when much needed!!!!! Please Merlin and King Arthur come back to our viewing..we love YOU!!!!!!

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  30. Gary Brown says

    Just like the BBC. This is the best show for years that will not be able to be replaced and they have certainly have missed a trick with this one. If it aint broke dont fix it. They should have kept this show going for a lot longer and it will be missed by a lot of people. We will probably get stuck with repeats of some out dated rubbish we are usually palmed off with, probably starring Brucie or Terry Wogan.

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  31. luke says

    i think this has been one of the best things on tv in ages, all or most of the people i no watch this every time its on. them thinking leaveing this would be a good thing or thinking that not as many people watch it is silly it is amazing! and every one says this as well. so them stopping this is a great lose one more season would be great but it looks like the end:( everone will be down

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  32. Richard VonReichestein says

    How in the world can BBC leave us hanging like that. I am 43 years of age and Merlin is the best tv show i have seen in quite some time. I live in america and i live to watch merlin and aurther grow into outstanding figures for all to learn from. if this is it i am devastated, there is so much more for them to do. The story has just begun and they are going to cancel it to what avail to leave us wanting more, well guess what we want more, so let’s have it please give us back Merlin.

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  33. Gina says

    I sat yesterday and watched the Merlin Marathon and just LOVED IT and watched the premiere last nite.l love the show and I am not a youngster! Please keep it going…..if possible. All the cast works great together and have a fantastic repor. Thank you soooo much for such a great show. I will cry when the finale comes which I hope is not too soon this season.

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  34. says

    Oh oh, my lovely merlin, i wont b hapy if d series 6 is canceld or replaced, al d fans worldwide awaits dis series nd wl nt b hapy 2 c it end in dat series5, so i plead wt d bbc one unbehalf of all merlin’s fans to let d dog out 4 us dat is givin us what we want whicq is season6.

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  35. says

    Oh oh, my lovely merlin, i wont b hapy if d series 6 is canceld or replaced, al d fans worldwide awaits dis series nd wl nt b hapy 2 c it end in dat series5, so i plead wt d bbc one unbehalf of all merlin’s fans to let d dog out 4 us dat is givin us what we want which is season6, plz!!!! We ar waiting 4 merlin season6, author cant die lyk dat naa.

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  36. Flor1nes says

    We’re here in the Philippines and every Sunday my whole family gets together to watch Merlin.It’s very disappointing that such a family show that’s very good for family viewing will be wiped out just like that. I hope that those responsible for producing Merlin reconsider their action and decide otherwise. Please…….

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  37. Cheryl-Anne Lee says

    I was absolutely gutted after watching the final episode of Merlin. It still brings tears to my eyes. I feel so sorry for the people in the UK who watched this on Christmas Eve. What a devastatingly sad way to ring in Christmas. Well done writers and producers of Merlin – you managed to create characters that we loved, admired, cheered on and thoroughly enjoyed. I feel as if I’ve lost my king and I feel the pain Merlin would have had to lose his dear friend. The music and cinematography of the series was top notch with a wonderful balance of serious and humourous moments. My family here in Canada will truly miss sharing this adventure with Arthur and Merlin. It would have been nice to have one season that showed Camelot with good magic allowed, Gwen in rule, Merlin watching over the Kingdom that he and Arthur worked so hard to unite and Merlin visiting with Arthur in his dreams to get advice and a sarcastic comment here and there on how to best manage the Kingdom. I guess all good things must come to an end, and realistically, given the choice, I probably would never have picked for Arthur to die. Great job by all the cast members – we’ll certainly miss your characters:(

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  38. merlin lover says

    PLEASE YOU CANT JUST END IT LIKE THIS I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT YOU NEED TO MAKE MORE OF IT PLEASE DON’T END IT PLEASE IT WAS THE BESTEST SHOW EVER PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONT END IT

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  39. Elaine nebria says

    I am a fan and love the show so much! There should be season 6! The adventure should continue now that Arthur knows the true identity of Merlin.

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  40. Rebecca Edison says

    Im from th U.S. ….I love Merlin….yall have got to put many more seasons on!!!! Even though….it ended well….there is always still hope that more will come to past….please make more…..my family and I really loved it!!!!!….x

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  41. Andre says

    You can’t cancel this show… it’s just bad show business. Give the people what they want that’s the name of the game. The first 5 seasons were a hit… the next 5 would be too. To me if you would have ended it with him burning on the boat that would have been the time to end it, but you ended with Merlin in current day. That would be going from a story that has been told many times to a newly created story, which as we all know are the best anyways. Don’t stop when it’s time for the good part, make your creative team work for their money and think how to add to a really great story and make it epic!

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  42. gary says

    One of the best programmes ever to grace the bbc in decades along with the last robin hood series.
    Crazy decisions to axe these programmes why stop a successful formula.
    No wonder bradley james looked very miserable during the tv awards recently.
    Come on bbc do the decent thing.

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  43. Grace says

    Omg! Please don’t cancel merlin!!!
    This has been one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time without getting bored after the 3rd season. I don’t understand what bbc’s reason for cancelling such a great show…
    I’ll be so sad … I wish bbc would reconsider …
    It’s a well loved show here in Canada and America from what I’ve read from the comments so far… Please please don’t cancel merlin!!!

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  44. Stig L. Grasser says

    The fifth Merlin series was a disaster and very tedious. I think that the BBC-writers had misunderstood the story. The name was (and hopefully will be) Merlin! Not Morgana! So, Please BBC! Make a sixth series. Let Arthur return to life – remember that England’s great writer, A. Conan Doyle had to resuscitate Sherlock Holmes! His readers demanded that.
    Let the Sidhe, who earlier cured Merlin, cure Arthur, (You can read about the celtic Sidhe , ISBN 0936878053, by John Matthews) and let even Gawain come back. It seemed to me that he rather fainted than died and let them all have some wonderful adventures together now that all know about Merlin’s gift, like that there Arthur and Merlin met Gawain the first time – and … what happened with the Fisher king’s land?
    By the way. There is one fantastic part of the Merlin production that never has been mentioned anywhere and that is the music! It’s awfully well composed, wonderfully orchestrated and used in the series.

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  45. says

    BBC makes me sick, how can they stop merlin at season5 i love merlin i need more please. From Nigeria there is lot of fans here not happy with the ending of merlin

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  46. anesu says

    well its a shame cause iwatched ssn 5 and i was just eager for 6 but they did a good job and from me here in zimbabwe i say well done to the cast and everyone else for the series

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  47. Michaela says

    Please BBC! Make a sixth series. Let Arthur return to life – remember that England’s great writer, A. Conan Doyle had to resuscitate Sherlock Holmes! His readers demanded that.
    Let the Sidhe, who earlier cured Merlin, cure Arthur, (You can read about the celtic Sidhe , ISBN 0936878053, by John Matthews) and let even Gawain come back. It seemed to me that he rather fainted than died and let them all have some wonderful adventures together now that all know about Merlin’s gift, like that there Arthur and Merlin met Gawain the first time – and … what happened with the Fisher king’s land?
    By the way. There is one fantastic part of the Merlin production that never has been mentioned anywhere and that is the music! It’s awfully well composed, wonderfully orchestrated and used in the series.
    WELL said, and that’s exactly spot on. So many viewers ALL OVER THE WORLD want More Merlin, there is NO WAY they could lose giving us more. (unless they don’t have most of the original cast) So what are they waiting for, bring Merlin back already.

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  48. Evelyn says

    Stupid BBC why would they end the show they are so stupid merlin was the best tv show on earth.MERLIN we want you back.

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  49. JEFF says

    they should bring this show back. it would be very easy. when merlin was in the cave make where it was something we was seeing and everything after that point was just a dream.look one more season of merlin eveyone could come back and the bbc could keep on getting good shows

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  50. Aspin says

    Merlin was the best series i have ever watched followed by Nikita, I would really like the cast and BBC to reconsider the decision of canceling season 6, we need more of MERLIN’s life at Camelot. Allow me to also point out that regarding season 5, you really ended it rather on a bad note [my view] , How Modred and Morgana died was not really not quite impressive and the moment when Arthur learns of Merlin’s Magic was not right as in He was dying and he died without spending a normal day (King-Servant) with merlin to see what he will do.
    The Dragon [John Hurt] said Arthur will rise again, Are we going to see that?

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  51. Dominic says

    I really enjoy Merlin, I hope there is a season 6, it cant end like this. You have built so much expectation in the audience that you will be letting them down to just end it at season 5, especially the way you did. The 5 seasons of Merlin were amazing, but you ended it on such a weird note…a truck, wtf…There has to be another season to at least see the point of the show. Author finally finds out about Merlin just as he was dying, the camalot knight also died and it seems like Merlin has no purpose without Author. If Author stayed alive, at least the viewers could imagine in their own minds that Author & Merlin would continue to fight the evil and bring magic back to camalot, but that cant happen cause Author died. That ending just ruined the whole thing.

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  52. Dominic says

    I really enjoy Merlin, I hope there is a season 6, it cant end like this. You have built so much expectation in the audience that you will be letting them down to just end it at season 5, especially the way you did. The 5 seasons of Merlin were amazing, but you ended it on such a weird note…a truck, wtf…There has to be another season to at least see the point of the show. Author finally finds out about Merlin just as he was dying, the camalot knight also died and it seems like Merlin has no purpose without Author. If Author stayed alive, at least the viewers could imagine in their own minds that Author & Merlin would continue to fight the evil and bring magic back to camalot, but that cant happen cause Author died…and when was he going to rise again…in 300 years? That ending just ruined the whole thing.

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  53. Rose Arabia says

    I don’t agree with the ‘magic’ running out on the Merlin series. There is so much more that can be told and adventures that have not been tapped. Need some ideas? Contact me, I’d be happy to through some ideas at you. The story of King Author needs to be told just as well as how he came to be.

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  54. Tori says

    Please do not cancel this show! I live in the US and we are only 1/2 way through season 5, we look forward to Friday nights when our whole family sits around and watches the show! We are all so sad to think that it will be over! It is such an amazing show for the whole family to watch! That is such a rare thing these days……..:(

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  55. Sylvain M says

    It is sad that the show is over; there is not many science fiction shows worth watching anymore. I really enjoy the balance of humor/magic and action done by great British actors. A classic that should have been allowed to run for at least 7..

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  56. Lucy says

    BBC you royally suck!!!!! This is the best show. Why is it that they insist on canceling shows at its peak.I mean for God’s sake it popular in great Britain and America isn’t that enough? money hungry and selfish I tell ya

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  57. Chris says

    How stupid! How about we call the dragon to fly us to the lake when he is almost dying. Let’s just continue till we see Morgana to slow us down and hope to save Arthur at the very last minute. Good going Merlin! The lake is just a few meters away, but let’s just stand there and wait for Arthur to speak his last words. I’m sure that there was no other way he would have wanted it.

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  58. mandy says

    My god ! what ?, Do you want me to keep on crying? I love this show.Why is this coming to an end? check out all the comments . their are many.For viewers sake give us more or strongly consider a spin off. Signed canadian who never missed an episode. you have made me so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!I want more…………..

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  59. Taylor says

    I really liked this series! I wish it wasn’t ending so soon, I found it to be one of the few series out there without any sex scenes or swearing, and it was really awesome! If there is a chance it can go on for another season I would be all for it!

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  60. Joe Gonzalez says

    Come on people lets rescue it, come on all “for the love of Camelot”, any serious investor step up and invest in a serious Gold mine T.V Show. Lets show BBC fools what they are letting go!!!

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  61. Meagan says

    Valparaiso, Indiana USA here! LOVE this show what a Gem! I hope SYFY does pick it up. I’m fed up with the same old dramas! There are few of us left that LOVE Fantasy and what CLEAN shows to watch…

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  62. Silvia says

    This has been the best show ever,,,,, Such great characters…. Why cancel something so good ?

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  63. Anca Adriana says

    Hy, i’m from Romania and i saw all 5 seasons! i just can’t belive that this is the end…i cried like a baby on that last episode! Just when Merlin told Arthur the truth abouth him, that was suposed to be the real beggining of the story’s action…or that i thought and hoped to be. Hope they change their minds! PLEASE DON’T END IT!!!

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    • says

      I am from srilanka .. my entire family enjoyed. Watching merling very well. I can bare the end of it pls. Continue season 6. I am so sad…to see the end

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  64. jade moss says

    i was so upset watching the final epiodes. i love merlin and am so angry that it ended as badly as it did. they should have done another series with arthur and merlin working together and merlin truely using his powers. such a disapointment ! im just glad i can re watch the epiodes now i have bought all 5 series. i wish it would come back however as my saturday night is not the same without merlin.

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