Bad news for ‘Merlin’ fans still hoping for a revival

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This Christmas will mark exactly four years since the final episode of Merlin aired on BBC One.

After five seasons and 65 episodes, the fantasy drama series came to an end on 24 December 2012.

Fans haven’t given up hope of a revival, however, despite the death of one of the show’s main characters in the finale.

Merlin star Angel Coulby, who played Gwen, has now given fans what seems like a definitive answer on the topic though.

Asked about the possibility of a revival, Coulby told DS: “I think that ship has sailed, I’m afraid.”

She explained: “I think we’re all a bit too old now – if they did ever do a film, we’d probably all be recast in younger form!”

Merlin cast

Coulby added: “It was a great experience and a show I’m still very proud of. But we’ve all moved on to other projects now, so Merlin will just have to remain a happy memory.”

Merlin co-creator Johnny Capps announced at Comic-Con in 2012 that the show’s makers were “hopefully going to do a trilogy – three movies.”

Buy the complete Season 1-5 box set on Amazon here.

Angel Coulby can next be seen on tonight’s episode of Hooten and the Lady on Sky1.

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