‘Merlin’: Series 4 to air in Autumn 2011

Merlin star Colin Morgan, who plays the fantasy drama’s titular hero, has confirmed that the show’s fourth series will air later this year.

With the final six episodes of Doctor Who‘s sixth series due to air from September, there had been speculation that the new series of Merlin would not air until early 2012.

However, Morgan told CultBox: “It’ll still be this Autumn, either in September or October this year.”

> Read our full interview with Colin Morgan.

The star also revealed that he would like to see the show produce a Christmas special one year, saying: “Yeah, I’d like to see Camelot covered in snow, that’d be great! If there’s the opportunity for that, I think it’d be fantastic.”

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