Starz To Retell 'Camelot' Tale In New Series

3/22/2010 1:01 PM Eastern

Starz will develop a 10-part series based on the legend of King Arthur to debut in 2011.

The series, Camelot, will be a modern storytelling of the Thomas Malory's 15th century book, Le Morte d'Arthur, according to Starz.
Academy Award-winning producer Graham King (The Tourist, The Departed, The Aviator) along with Tim Headington and newly appointed GK-TV president Craig Cegielski will serve as executive producers, while Chris Chibnall (Life on Mars, Torchwood) will write the series, according to executives at the premium programmer.
"`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 president and CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. "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".

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