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The Merlin stars Colin Morgan, Bradley James and Katie McGrath speak about their characters’ journeys and preview season 5 in a new interview.

Speaking to Metro News Canada, Colin Morgan (Merlin) describes the evolution of his own and Bradley James’ (Arthur) characters over the five seasons of Merlin, saying, “When we first met Merlin, he was a young man and Arthur (Bradley James) was a young prince.” Over the last five years, “my character has gone from being a poodle to an Irish wolfhound. It’s been a big learning curve for him as well as Arthur. They’ve grown up together, both as characters and in their friendship.”

Describing the pair’s relationship, Morgan says that, “Merlin and Arthur are essentially complete opposites, but have to work side-by-side towards the same goal.”

James adds that while there is a deep intensity to what the characters go through, “I’ve always liked when the two of them are facing certain doom and they bring a lightness to the situation.”

Morgan also speaks about leaving the show behind, saying, “I think we all agree what we’ll miss most will be the people. We had to do a lot of things bordering on the ridiculous to the emotionally charged, and without the support of everyone working on the show, that could have been very difficult, but it wasn’t. It was a genuinely enjoyable experience.”

McGrath previews the season 5 opener (which will air in January), saying, “If it’s possible, [Morgana] is now more determined than before, and maybe a little bit crazy, too.

The actors (including Angel Coulby, who plays Gwen) have also recorded video messages for the show’s Canadian fan base:

If you haven’t yet seen Merlin‘s fifth and final season, are you excited? In America, the SyFy channel will begin airing the episodes next Friday, January 4, when at 10/9c you can see Merlin and Arthur embark on a dangerous mission to rescue the knights in “Arthur’s Bane, Part 1.”

  • tas

    cool, but i started watching from season 5 because i didnt really know about the show before even though i live in the uk. overall awesome show, it rocks!!

    • Caitlin28

      You started watching season 5 first? That’s probably not a good idea, especially when watching the final 2 episodes!

      • http://hypable.com Selina

        Honestly my mother hasn’t seen past the first half of series 3, and she wanted to watch the finale so I told her to just start from series 5… I TOTALLY agree you want the full experience, but I think because of the time jump, it makes sense to start at Arthur’s Bane if you’re gonna skip something.

        BUT Tas, you really need to watch at least season 1! That’s where all the character relationships are established. :) It makes the ending a lot more beautiful.

    • snowcat60

      start watching season1-4 so you know what Merlin and Arthur have gone through together, BEFORE you get to the finale…..!

  • 70schild

    Starting watching this when I was in New Zealand and am doing the catch up in the States on Netflix. Can’t wait to watch the final season :)

  • Maria Angela

    I was too excited to wait. I had to find it on the internet … but am excited to watch it on a big screen when it comes to SyFy … and record it so I can skip the commercials!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/bevybev bevybev

    What about US fans?????????

  • kugofranco

    we are anxiously waiting

  • Lauren

    Just watched the finale 20 minutes ago. AMAZING GUYS! I cried…such a bitter-sweet moment. Good luck!

  • anonymous

    I will miss this show so much. I started watching the first Season a few months ago, and I’ve just zipped through them… it’s a new favorite. This is probably my favorite show, and I will miss it. :( But great job, everyone! You guys are amazing… {although I didn’t particularly like the ending–but who did?!}, the emotion, plot and everything was incredible in the last 2 episodes, and the whole TV Series. Great job, y’all! I’ll miss you.

  • ladybirds

    I just watched the Comic Con panels on youtube (I needed it because I cannot watch the series from the beginning, I do not feel ready yet after the final, I am still mourning and and have lots of questions) and I was wondering if they are going to be there in 2013. I hope they are because I think the fans will have a lot of questions for them about the final.

  • disqus_LZ5Lcd5bfH

    i will miss this show so much. I started watching the first Season when it came on tv and then i kept on watching it on and on because it was one of my best tv show. i really miss watching merlin. i wish if there is a series 6.
    This is probably my favorite show, and I will miss it. :( But great job,
    everyone! You guys are amazing… {although I didn’t particularly like
    the ending–but who did?!}, the emotion, plot and everything was
    incredible in the last 2 episodes, and the whole TV Series. Great job,
    y’all! I’ll miss you

  • disqus_LZ5Lcd5bfH

    just watched the Comic Con panels on youtube (I needed it because I
    cannot watch the series from the beginning, I do not feel ready yet
    after the final, I am still mourning and and have lots of questions) and
    I was wondering if they are going to be there in 2013. I hope they are
    because I think the fans will have a lot of questions for them about the
    final.

  • disqus_LZ5Lcd5bfH

    start watching season1-4 so you know what Merlin and Arthur have gone through together, BEFORE you get to the finale….! WATCH IT MERLIN FANS ITS SO DRAMATCI WHEN ARTHUR DIES AND HIS WIFE BEING CRIED INSIDE HER HEART.. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST TV SHOW EVER. ILOVE U MERLIN AND CAST. XXXXXXXXXXX.
    DON’T MISS THE LAST SEASON.

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