Tonight, after the finale of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (so about 11:05 PM), Starz is airing a sneak peek of Camelot (the first hour of the two hour pilot). Billed as a darker, edgier take on the rise of Arthur, Camelot has always felt a bit like HBO’s Game of Thrones’ younger brother, but with solid production values and a stellar cast that includes Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower, and James Purefoy, this show definitely has potential – whether or not it lives up to it is anyone’s guess.
Just remember, tonight’s airing is only a peek – for the full two hours, you’ll have to wait for Camelot‘s official premiere on April 1.
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. Forget everything you think you know — this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.