Syfy Sets MERLIN Season 3 Premiere Date

Merlin (BBC One) Season 3

Okay, American MERLIN fans, the magic is back! Merlin returns for a third season on Syfy beginning Friday, January 7, at 10pm eastern/9pm central, immediately following tag team partner WWE Friday Night SmackDown.

Season three sees the young wizard Merlin (Colin Morgan) in increasingly dangerous and dark battles in his secret quest to protect Prince Arthur (Bradley James) in the fabled kingdom of Camelot, where magic is forbidden by King Uther (Anthony Head). They rejoin Katie McGrath, who portrays the mesmerizing Morgana (who has a dark destiny of her own), Angel Coulby as her loyal maid Gwen, and Richard Wilson as wise Court physician Gaius. The new season finds Camelot’s heroes pushed to their limits as the kingdom is thrown into turmoil by the return of Morgana from a year’s absence.

A host of new guest stars joins the regular cast to enthrall audiences over Merlin‘s thirteen week run. Harry Melling (‘The Harry Potter Series’) portrays Gilli, Warwick Davis (‘The Harry Potter Series,’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’) will play Grettir, Miriam Margoyles (‘The Harry Potter Series’, ‘Being Julia’) will play Grunhilda, and Mark Williams (‘The Harry Potter Series,’ The Fast Show) is the voice of a mischievous Goblin. Guest stars from the previous season such as Emilia Fox (‘The Pianist,’ ‘Ballet Shoes’) who plays Morgause, and Santiago Cabrera (Heroes, ‘Che’), who plays Lancelot, will also be returning, while legendary actor John Hurt once again provides the voice of the Great Dragon.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait! Anyone else excited?

Merlin will air on Syfy Fridays at 10pm eastern/9pm central beginning January 7.