The fifth series of Merlin may still be in production, but talks over a sixth series are already underway, according to the latest reports.
While no decision has been made on a sixth series of Merlin, co-creator Julian Murphy has confirmed “talk” of the series continuing beyond the upcoming 13-episode fifth series:
“No final decision has been made but there is talk. I don’t think it will be resolved immediately…You’ll have to wait and see on that one!”
Last year, producer Johnny Caps suggested a sixth chapter would largely depend on the audience’s appetite for the fantasy series:
“[The plan isn't to end with series 5]. To us, it’s all about whether the audience carries on enjoying it. If the audience carries on enjoying it, and we carry on enjoying making it, then we’ll keep making it.”
UPDATE: The BBC has since announced that Merlin Series 5 will be the last in the show’s run