Merlin‘s executive producer Johnny Capps has revealed that Misfits creator Howard Overman will be writing an episode for the fourth series of the fantasy drama, which returns to BBC One later this year.
Overman has previously written eight episodes of Merlin, as well as episodes of Hotel Babylon, New Tricks and Hustle.
Capps told SFX: “Episode 3 is written by Howard Overman. Howard is an extraordinary writer because he can totally switch from Misfits to Merlin to naturalistic drama. He’s one of the few writers I know who can switch genres so easily.”
He also confirmed that Series 4 will open with a two-part story: “It’s being written by Julian Jones, who wrote the Series 3 opening two-parter and the season finale. Alice Troughton, who directed ‘Eye Of The Phoenix’, will be directing it.”
Capps also announced that Series 4 will now run for 13 episodes.