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In light of the recent news that season 5 of Merlin will be its last, a series of statements from the cast of the show reacting to the big announcement have been released.

You can read the collection of commentaries in which the main cast members give thanks to the passionate Merlin fanbase and recollect on the end of the series below.

Colin Morgan, who plays Merlin, reminisced on the five year journey on CultBox, saying that he believes the show, “has run its natural course.”

“I know this is the end, and I know this is goodbye, but thank you for being there on the journey with us because it has been a lot of fun!” said Morgan.

Bradley James, who plays King Arthur, reminisced on the fond memories he had filming, the wonderful friends he’s made along the way, and the “devoted fan base who made the show a unique, surreal and special experience.”

“My words won’t do justice to the honor of being King Arthur, so I shall just say that it has been an exceptional one and that knowing the show has been a part of so many people’s lives has been humbling.” said James.

Katie McGrath took a different approach, which gives us as fans hope that the end to the show will be everything we could hope for.

She said, “The breathtaking finale of this series leaves you with no doubt that characters have been on their journeys and had their stories told – it’s completely the right time to draw our telling of the story to a close.”

Angel Coulby, who plays the servant turned Queen of Camelot Guinevere, commented on the memorable experience she’s had on the set of Merlin and additionally teased fans about the two part series finale.

“I think we’ve told the story we set out to tell, which ends with the fantastic two part finale by the way! I believe the key to any successful show is making sure you leave people wanting more!” said Coulby.

Finally, Richard Wilson, who plays Gaius, had the following to say:

“Firstly I would like to say that I’m extremely sad that Merlin has come to an end. Speaking as Gaius, I feel I have mentored the young wizard as far as I can – he is much smarter and greater than me now and I am simply exhausted!”

Additionally, Eoin Macken took to twitter, consoling fans with his own personal brand of humor and sent the following tweet regarding the end of the series:

Merlin will conclude with a two-part series finale this Christmas with what promises to be a dramatic conclusion to the television series.

Don’t forget to check out our Merlin podcast Talks of Camelot for even more Merlin talk. The Talks of Camelot crew will be discussing the show and all news leading up to the series’ end every week!

What do you think of the cast reactions to the end of Merlin? Will you be sad to see the series end?

Read our Open Letter to BBC and the Merlin showrunners to find out what we think!

  • Judith


  • RH

    Even though the producers have talked about the five-year plan and many people (myself included) suspected that season five would be the show’s last, it doesn’t make it any less upsetting…

  • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

    I don’t think “cancelled” is the right word, this is a good time for Merlin to end its run and the cast knew this was it a long time ago.

  • Becca

    I hope they end it well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

      oh it better end well

  • ravenclaw1991

    I more nervous about how they will end it than anything else I think. I don’t want it to end, and I’m kind of scared they will blow it. I hope its not Morgana taking over Camelot for the third time. She did that in the series 3 and 4 finales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    “I believe the key to any successful show is making sure you leave people wanting more!” well, that is true

    • http://www.facebook.com/cmoorepats Cameron Moore

      I agree, but if they finish the series with us still wanting for the big magic reveal…I just couldn’t handle that!

  • sarah emrys

    Well that ruins everything.

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    wait…wait….wait… nooo! I saw the word “cancelled” and my heart literally stopped beating (ok not literally). I can’t even…. I had a sneaking suspicion but…. damn :(

  • bumblebee

    Arthur just better find out Merlin is a wizard. If he doesn’t, they better make that Movie Trilogy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sri-Parker/544702418 Sri Parker


  • http://twitter.com/swolfmoon Shavonne Hummel

    I finally got caught up with season five earlier today (I had fallen about four episodes behind)…I just finished watching tonight’s episode of Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead and roll onto Tumblr to see people freaking out (LITERALLY) about Merlin being cancelled. I typed “merlin cancelled” into Google hoping it was all some joke, or some kind of misunderstanding…only to find this article. I’m gutted, but at the same time, I do feel as though the “adventures of a young merlin” have run their course. Merlin and the rest of the cast are all grown up now…maybe they’ll get a tv movie in the future or something? (fingers crossed)

  • Livia


  • mia

    telling this news 5 episodes before it end?seriously?they should have told us earlier to prepare ourselves for the end =’(

  • katmellarkz

    The show isn’t cancelled. its.ending which is very different. just wanted to clarify.

  • Emily

    It wasn’t cancelled, as such, it’s just come to an end. And I don’t think it was surprising either; most of us saw it coming. It’s sad but it’s the right time for it to end.

  • Gem

    Im going to find a corner to sob in now.

  • Khoa


  • Krystal

    Oh god you guys, I am so sorry. As a Sherlockian, I have trouble with the show not being around, but I can’t imagine knowing it was gone, never to return.
    *hands basket of cookies around* Best of luck <3

    • Johnna

      Thank you .it is so sweet of you to reach out like this. Everyone’s hearts are breaking. Love Sherlock too. Can’t be;ieve how selfish they are to not consider the fact they have just hurt the feelings of Millions of peoe around the world. Selfish-using th fans for profit andthen abrupt end after teasing about a sixth series.

  • Jen

    To be fair, they ran out of original plotlines after the first series and just kept repeating the same format. I’m glad they aren’t trying to push it and are sticking to the mythology.

  • Sobs


  • Amy F

    while i’ll be missing this wonderful show terribly, i have to say, this is just further proof that the brits know how to make great television. they don’t keep milking a show until nobody cares about it anymore. instead they tell a story and when it’s done, it’s done. (of course there are exceptions to this, like doctor who, but i don’t think anyone minds too much ;)) that way people will remember the shows fondly and miss them but never think that they’ve overstayed their welcome. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731070910 Fiolla Korenica

    I’m crying. They better end the series well :’(

  • Tim Knight

    Can’t believe the BBC is willing to continue pouring money into Doctor Who – which has long outstayed its welcome – but won’t support a well written show like Merlin. What a sad day.

    • BlueBronze

      Doctor Who outstay their welcome? The fanbase is STILL growing. Who is bigger now than ever.

      Sorry, but the nature of Doctor Who is that there is no set ending, but there are only so many Arthurian legends. You can be so upset that your show is cancelled, but there’s no reason to bash another (still amazing) show.

      • JE

        Dr. Who sucks dick compared to Merlin, there are atleast 100 shows airing right now with the same never ending hit or miss basis. but nothing like Merlin

      • DrWhoFanFromPhoenix


    • Kraig

      Well written? Merlin has some of the worst writing I’ve ever seen in a television show.

      • Jimn

        It gets fairly tongue and cheek in places.. but that’s what makes it awesome . It’s not badly written though. And they don’t put dinosaurs in spaceships which is cool.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robby-Goodman/629712116 Robby Goodman

        worst writing you’ve ever seen huh… then why the fuck did you watch it and why the fuck are you bothering to post your crap here, if you think it had some of the worst writing then your obviously an idiot who doesn’t watch more than an hour of tv a month, otherwise you’d know that there are dozens of shows far, far worse than this one that have come out only in the last year not to mention the amount that has come out since merlin started airing

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.trinkle.3 Sarah Trinkle

      YOU DID NOT JUST SAY THAT. I Absolutely adore both of these shows. THey both deserve to stay on.

  • http://twitter.com/_BiteMeDamon_ aVampire&theBeast



  • http://twitter.com/AsiaAAhmed Asia A Ahmed

    Is there a corner of the internet that I can be in denail?!

    • Emma

      Haha, fanfiction?

  • http://twitter.com/CharlieBooksac charliebrooks


  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.gerard.900 Anthony Gerard

    Stupid decision by the BBC. They could easily afford another series of Merlin if they stopped paying huge salaries and payoffs to useless Executives.

    Merlin is a consistently strong performer in the ratings and the BBC should have renewed it for a final season and stopped wasting money on ridiculous series like ‘ Hunted’.

    • JE

      I completely agree, Im sorry but in the US when a show has consistently good ratings they dont cancel it. They tell the writers to figure out a way to stretch it. BBC fucked up, I hope the whole network goes downhill.

  • Davis

    Good. This show has been shit for a long long time. Make room for something of quality. Maybe bring back Robin Hood.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robby-Goodman/629712116 Robby Goodman

      again same comment as to walder frey… FUCK YOU!!!

      • sam

        really fuck u. go to hell

  • Sala

    Are you kidding me?!?! NOOOOOO!!!!! NO WAY NO WAY !!!!!!!!!! T.T
    Merlin can NOT end!!!! There’s still so much left to happen!!!! All these years I’ve been dying for all these things to happen! And now it’s going to be cancelled! I can’t believe this!! My heart literally broke! All this time i’ve been waiting! Now it almost feels like for nothing! t.t I am soooo upset now it’s crazy! t.t It can’t be the end it can’t! T.T
    This was like the only t.v. series i actually LOVED! I am so sad now it’s crazy! t.t

  • Walder Frey

    Thank the almighty this garbage is finally over.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robby-Goodman/629712116 Robby Goodman

      fuck you

  • John

    TPTB knew a year ago the fifth season was the last because they planned the finale then.
    Why the DECEIT?
    Why the teasers about a possible sixth season and Merlin Movies?

    TPTB used the FANDOM for PROFIT.

    They are a bunch of UNCONSCIOUS USERS who Take NO Responsibility for their actions.
    They do not care at all that they caused so much HURT to millions of devoted fans- worldwide.

    The fans poured and continue to pour $$$$$$$$$$$ into their coffers.

    TPTB you are the DARK SIDE with your deceit and lack of upfront honesty and your insensitive uncaring actions.

    If you think spouting Oh it’s come to its natural conclusion excuses your behavior -IT doesn’t.

    “I feel a ripple in the FORCE- AS if MIllions of SOULS CRIED out IN PAIN.

    TPTB -How can you live with your illusions, knowing you hurt so many?

    TPTB-YOu are the DARK SID

  • Lanta

    Im really disappointed that Merlin has ended :( i agree they could have been running out of ideas because plots were being repeated a little but it still doesnt change the fact that Merlin will be missed, and it will always be remembered…

  • WeepNotForRoadsUntraveled

    No….. never……. Merlin…….. R.I.P. DX DX DX DX

  • http://www.facebook.com/Eric.Warshawsky Eric Warshawsky

    Agreed Arthur must find out Merlin’s secret for this series to end sorta happy for me. Honestly very upset that this is the last Season found out 10 minutes ago. It was amazing

  • Maya

    I they make another movie with the same cast and humor I will not be that sorry. I love watching them play together no matter the movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnnie.hirst Johnnie Hirst


  • Mword

    Well I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001534524038 Katerina Stathakopoulou

    noooooooo!!!!!! :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001534524038 Katerina Stathakopoulou

    noooooooooooo!!!! :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001534524038 Katerina Stathakopoulou

    noooooooooooooo!!!! :’(

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.trinkle.3 Sarah Trinkle

    Can we petition BBC please??

  • john

    just series 6 and i’l be happy. i do enjoy watching merlin, i started crying when i found out

  • Mari

    It was the best show that I’ve been waiting for impatiently every week :( What am I going to watch next? There`s nothing going on in the fantasy TV-Shows world :/
    Basically: not happy :(

  • JE

    This was literally my favorite show on TV I looked forward to every episode, honestly im and deeply sadened and shocked that the show got cancelled just as it was getting good. There is so much more story to be told I have no clue what im gonna do. Arthur and Merlins relationship is one of the best bromances on TV. BBC your fuckin up, one of the best crossover shows ever and your throwing it in the trash Insane!!! If I had the resources I would pay to keep this show going. Again I will honestly miss Merlin and Arthur. Anyone production company with a brain would find a way to keep this show going or atleast make a feature length movie with all of the original cast and really give the hardcore fans like myself an ending worthy of such a great show. So many loose ends!!!!!

  • lexxyjade

    Merlin deserved a sixth season. I found the finale on YouTube, and I found myself disappointed and sad. It could have run longer…even half a season to explain and make things flow. Without a sixth season, it just doesn’t work smoothly. There isn’t a strong enough ending, in my opinion. But, all stories must end one way or another. The acting between Colin and Bradley was…..well perfect. But it could have had some more spark and length.

  • Bryan

    Noooooooooooooooooooo Merlin can’t end my whole family cried when we found this out there is soo much that they haven’t done.

  • violet

    no i dont like the end is shit… i want it back u cant just end like that ..pleassssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003560678111 Susan McGuirk

    Merlin may have ended in the UK on Christmas Eve 2012 but we are campaining to get it back on our screens. Join us! Your voices need to be heard


  • Dominic

    Totally disappointed. One of the great shows on TV ( and there are only a couple) and look forward to it every week. TV is trash now compared to years ago and Merlin was a bright light to look forward to. Going to miss it so much. And all the actors. Seems as soon as you find a great program someone takes it off. Guess the slogan is don’t give the people what they want.

  • MerlinLuvrFromArizona

    This really bites, we may never see some of these ppl again in the USA:( The show has steadily gotten better every season and hubby and I truly enjoyed watching. Thanks to you all for making such an entertaining tv series!

  • Chrissy

    This has been one of my most favorite watched shows and I will miss it.

  • sherrill and mark

    Say it isn’t so! How can it be wrapped up in 5 more episodes? Gwen and Sir Lancelot? Arthur’s death by his son, Mordred? This story could have gone on and on: each knight’s story, magic’s rise and fall, etc., etc., etc. We are really going to miss it!

  • Germaine

    I always love this show.with all the reality shows now a little fantasy was well appreciated

  • Germaine

    wonderful story lines.great cast and characters. why would you end such a great series???is nothing broken then why try fixing it by smashing it.sometimes you should go with the flow. Merlin is spectacular viewing

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