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[03/22/10 - 07:59 AM]
Starz Serves Up King Arthur's Round Table in New Romantic Adventure Series, 'Camelot'
Chris Chibnall is penning the 10-episode series, set to premiere in early 2011.

[via press release from Starz]

STARZ SERVES UP KING ARTHUR'S ROUND TABLE IN NEW ROMANTIC ADVENTURE SERIES, 'CAMELOT'

Academy Award(R) Winning Producer Graham King Turns His Focus to Television, Working With the Producers of 'The Tudors' to Tell This Timeless and Powerful Legendary Tale

Irish-Canadian Co-Production Is Set to Air in 2011 on Starz in the U.S.

Los Angeles/ Dublin/Toronto/London - March 22, 2010 - Starz continues to bring unique event programming to audiences in the U.S., securing rights to "Camelot," a wholly original approach to the timeless Arthurian legend, from the creative team behind such landmark series as "The Tudors," "Life on Mars" and "Torchwood," as well as critically acclaimed film The Departed and upcoming The Tourist. Originated by Academy Award(R) nominated Ecosse Films (Mrs. Brown, Becoming Jane Nowhere Boy,)Starz plans to air the 10-episode series in the first half of 2011.

"Camelot" will be based on Thomas Malory's 15th century book," Le Morte d'Arthur" - still considered the definitive work on the subject. But that's only a starting point; "Camelot" will weave authenticity into a modern telling of the Arthur legends that is relatable to contemporary audiences.

Academy Award(R) winning producer Graham King (The Tourist, The Departed, Gangs of New York, The Aviator) along with Tim Headington and newly appointed GK-TV President Craig Cegielski will serve as Executive Producers. Additional Executive Producers include Morgan O'Sullivan (The Count of Monte Cristo, The Tudors) and James Flynn of the Irish production company Octagon, Michael Hirst (The Tudors) and Douglas Rae (Nowhere Boy, Becoming Jane, The Waterhorse) of UK's Ecosse Films. The series is being written by Chris Chibnall ("Life on Mars," "Torchwood"). John Weber from Take 5 Productions will serve as the Canadian producer.

The series will be shot in Ireland, with post-production to be completed in Canada. Starz has all U.S. rights - including home entertainment and digital distribution - to "Camelot"; GK-TV will handle the rest of the world.

"The story of Arthur isn't history, it's mythology, and Camelot isn't a place but an idea of hope that has resonated intensely at different times throughout history," Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht said. "The creative team has envisioned a highly entertaining and distinctly original TV program that fits in perfectly with our lineup, coming on the heels of our successful original series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' and the returning comedy 'Party Down,' along with our recent acquisition of the event series based on Ken Follett's 'The Pillars of the Earth.' "

"GK-TV was started with the goal of producing compelling cinematic quality programming for television," said Graham King. "The legend of King Arthur is a fascinating story that we couldn't be more excited to have as our first television project." Added Craig Cegielski: "Our goal for this project is to bring a fresh and contemporary take to one of the most classic medieval tales. In keeping with the GK-TV vision, we have assembled top level writers and producers to help tell the universal story of Camelot on a global scale."

"I am excited to be part of this project not only because it is an amazing story, but it allows me to collaborate once again with Chris Albrecht," said Morgan O'Sullivan.

"Camelot is one of the greatest stories ever told and we are thrilled to be working with Starz and Graham King on such an ambitious production," said Ecosse Films CEO Douglas Rae.

Casting is underway for the production, with the cast expected to feature fresh talent combined with established faces who will enhance the high quality of the new series. Production is slated to begin in June of this year.

About Starz Entertainment:

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 16.9 million and 30.6 million subscribers, respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies and new original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz (NASDAQ: LSTZA), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

About GK Films:

King launched his independent production company GK Films in May 2007 with business partner Tim Headington. Under this new production banner, the company produced the thriller Edge of Darkness. In addition, GK Films recently completed shooting The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp and co-starring Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. The film is also produced by Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil. GK Films has also completed shooting the crime drama London Boulevard starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, and written and helmed by Academy Award(R)-winning screenwriter William Monahan.

Other GK Films projects in various stages of production or development include The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp currently shooting on location in Venice, Rango directed by Gore Verbinski and produced with his production company Blind Wink Productions for Paramount Pictures and The Town written and directed by Ben Affleck for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Most recently GK Films has launched a new company division, GK-TV. Run by President Craig Cegielski, GK-TV is dedicated to the development, production and worldwide distribution of television programming.





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· CAMELOT (STARZ)
· LIFE ON MARS (BBC AMERICA)
· PILLARS OF THE EARTH (STARZ)
· TORCHWOOD (STARZ)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)





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