Merlin

Merlin

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, February 25 on Space

A mysterious illness draws Merlin to a distant village. But it soon becomes clear that there is more at stake than just his patients’ well-being as something sinister turns the air sour. Far from home and with no one to trust, Merlin becomes embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse. No longer sure who is the hunter and who is the hunted, can the young warlock survive long enough to uncover the truth?

Merlin

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, February 18 on Space

Morgana joins forces with the enigmatic wizard Alator (Gary Lewis) to uncover a secret that could change the course of destiny. With allies on both sides of the castle walls, can anyone stop her before Merlin’s greatest secret is revealed?

Merlin

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, February 11 on Space

When Merlin falls into Morgana’s hands, he becomes a deadly weapon in her fight for supremacy. Using ancient magic, she pits friend against friend and creates the perfect assassin. An oblivious Arthur is in great danger. Will anyone notice Merlin’s unusual behaviour before he does the King some serious harm?

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, February 4 on Space

Arthur faces his first true test as King when he incurs the wrath of the formidable Queen Annis (Lindsay Duncan). With the lives of thousands hanging in the balance, Arthur must find the strength to be his own man and become the leader Camelot so desperately needs.

MERLIN worked its wizardry again last Saturday night, enchanting an average of 454,000 viewers with the Season 4 premiere on SPACE and SPACE HD.

Up 10% from the Season 3 premiere among A25-54, the nail-biting Season 4 opener of MERLIN was the #1 non-sports specialty program in Canada on Saturday (A25-54 and 2+), reaching 765,000 total viewers.

An established fan favourite on SPACE, the last season of MERLIN attracted an average of 363,000 viewers, ranking as the #1 program on SPACE and the #1 non-sports specialty program on Saturdays. The series was also the #2 program on SPACE among A25-54 and A18-49 and #1 non-sports specialty program on Saturdays for A25-54.

MERLIN stars Colin Morgan (Island) as Merlin, Bradley James (DIS/CONNECTED) as Prince Arthur, Anthony Head (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) as Uther, Santiago Cabrera (HEROES) as Lancelot, Angel Coulby (THE VISIT) as Gwen, Katie McGrath (THE QUEEN) as Morgana, and Richard Wilson (ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE) as Gaius.

In the Season 4 premiere, “The Darkest Hour (Part 1)”, Morgana, empowered with magic stronger than ever, summoned the mighty Callieach (Gemma Jones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) to tear open the veil between the two worlds, effectively opening the gates to the Other World. In “The Darkest Hour (Part 2)” airing Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. ET, the kingdom is on the brink of collapse and Morgana is poised to strike. As Lancelot (Santiago Cabrera) races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin, Arthur must continue on his mission to vanquish the Dorocha without them.

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Like magic, SPACE continues to offer spellbinding programming with no limits. Standing on the brink of a golden age, Season 4 of critically acclaimed medieval fantasy series MERLIN premieres on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on SPACE.

The fantastical series and fan favourite follows the young wizard Merlin (Colin Morgan) as he discovers his gift of magic, working under the tutelage of court physician Gaius (Richard Wilson).

Merlin must hide his developing skills as King Uther (Anthony Head) has banned magic in his kingdom, punishable by death. Merlin battles against dark sorcerers, assassins and monstrous creatures in Camelot, all the while fulfilling his destiny to protect the young Prince Arthur (Bradley James).

The premiere episode of Season 3 of MERLIN held court with a record audience of 464,200 viewers on SPACE, making it the #1 specialty program of the day. Season 3 of MERLIN had a program average of 364,300 viewers, up 33% from the previous season, and also ranking as the #1 specialty program in its timeslot. Season 4 is destined to deliver the legendary adventure fantasy that fans have been waiting for with the series’ deadliest dangers, explosive stunt sequences and spectacular CGI creatures.

Viewers can once again catch relive the magic of MERLIN for one month following the broadcast at spacecast.com.

Before the premiere, viewers can catch up on all things MERLIN during THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS’ Magical Merlin Marathon, Wednesday, Dec 28 and Thursday, Dec. 29, with back-to-back episodes of Seasons 1 and 2. Then, MERLIN fans can check out the Season 3 marathon, starting at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 7 in advance of the premiere.

In the Season 3 finale, “The Coming of Arthur (Part 2)”, Morgana was crowned Queen of Camelot and Arthur formed a resistance against the new monarchy. Merlin believed he wouldn’t succeed and as a result went to retrieve Excalibur. The new season of MERLIN sees the tides of change thrust upon Camelot with the forces of evil gathering faster than ever, threatening the very balance of the world.

In the Season 4 premiere, “The Darkest Hour (Part 1)” (Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET), Morgana, empowered with her magic stronger than ever, summons the mighty Callieach (Gemma Jones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) to tear open the veil between the two worlds, effectively opening the gates to the Other World. Hellish creatures pour forth, killing any who succumb to their touch. With Uther a shadow of his former self, it falls to Arthur and his loyal knights, including Lancelot to protect the kingdom. Nothing will prepare Merlin when he discovers that the only way to restore the balance requires a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.

MERLIN sees the return of Colin Morgan (Island) in the title role and Bradley James (DIS/CONNECTED) as the headstrong Prince Arthur. The series also stars sci-fi and drama veteran Anthony Head (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) as Uther, Santiago Cabrera (HEROES) as Lancelot, Angel Coulby (THE VISIT) as Gwen, Katie McGrath (THE QUEEN) as Morganam, and Richard Wilson (ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE) as Gaius.

Merlin

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, March 26 on Space

A new tournament descends on Camelot and a warrior known as Gilli sets his sights on victory. Gilli uses magic in the tournament to increase his chances of victory and by doing so he begins to realize the true nature of his powers.

Merlin

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, March 19 on Space

Morgana envisions Guinevere becoming Queen of Camelot. In order to prevent her visions from coming true she plots to have Gwen branded a witch and burned at the stake. Merlin must quickly devise a plan to save Gwen but it leads to disastrous results for himself.

Merlin

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, March 12 on Space

Alice, a physician and an old love of Gaius, returns to Camelot and he is once again smitten. She does not come alone and brings a Manticore with a plan to kill Uther with poison from a scorpion’s tail.

8 p.m. ET – Saturday, March 5 on Space

Arthur goes on a quest to retrieve the Golden Trident from the Fisher King’s Realm. Morgana gives him a bracelet containing an eye of a Phoenix which drains the life force of Arthur. Merlin and Gwaine go to the Fisher King’s Realm to save Arthur.