Last night on Syfy, Americans finally got to experience the Merlin series finale. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you handle your Merlin actor withdrawals!

It’s no secret that we here at Hypable are big fans of Merlin, and were very upset about the series’ end last December.

We did our best to help send the show off with a bang, celebrating with a series of articles under the headline Month of Merlin, and doing a full series rewatch on our Talks of Camelot podcast.

But until now, we’ve been able to avoid feeling the loss of the show, because as long as it was still airing in the U.S., it wasn’t really over. Well, Merlin fans, that excuse isn’t going to work anymore.

So what’s next? For the cast and crew, it’s a lot of very exciting new projects! And we couldn’t be happier to see most of the actors and writers finding new work because it means that we still get to watch them do their craft.

Here is our guide to the cast and crew of Merlin, which will hopefully help you in the days and weeks (and let’s face it, months and years) to come.

This article was written by Hypable staff members Selina Wilken and Pamela Gocobachi.

Julian Murphy & Johnny Capps (creators)

Julian Murphy and Johnny CappsAlthough you’ll find that the season 5 finale left fans very divided, there is no question that Capps and Murphy created a wonderful series.

The pair left the Merlin production company Shine, following the end of the show, but the good news is that they’ll still be working together, as executive producers on the new BBC series Atlantis.

Set to take Merlin‘s place on Saturday nights on BBC One this fall, Atlantis follows the young boy, Jason, as he arrives in the mythical and mysterious city of Atlantis.

And, like with Merlin, we all know the story: the famous city will eventually sink into the sea. Will we see that in the show? Probably, yeah. But before that, we have Jason and his friends embarking on what are sure to be epic adventures in a modern retelling of ancient Greek myths.

We’re sure that all Merlin fans will love Atlantis, especially seeing as Capps and Murphy are involved!

Colin Morgan (Merlin)

Colin MorganOf all the former cast members, it’s safe to say Colin Morgan has been one of the most active in securing roles since the end of BBC’s hit fantasy drama.

Since wrapping on Merlin, Morgan has landed a role in BBC’s upcoming mystery drama Quirke, based off of the popular book series by Irish writer John Banville (writing under the pseudonym Benjamin Black).

Quirke, which is set in 1950s Dublin, is set to air sometime next year on the BBC; fans of Morgan can expect to see him in the third episode of the series entitled “Elegy For April” where he will play a local crime reporter who knows more about the mysterious death of a young girl than he lets on.

Fans who are lucky enough to find themselves in London sometime this summer can also catch Morgan at London’s historic Globe Theatre where Morgan is co-starring in the theatre’s stage production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Katie McGrath (Morgana)

Katie McGrath

Since finishing Merlin, McGrath fans have been able to catch the young actress in the 2012 miniseries Labyrinth, which aired in March in the U.K. and has since been released on DVD. McGrath will also appear on Dates, a Channel 4 drama which airs in June.

Finally, American audiences can look forward to seeing the newly blonde McGrath this fall on the new NBC series Dracula. Here she plays the young, vapid socialite Lucy Westenra, best friend of main female character Mina Murray (Victoria Smurfit). Dracula also stars Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as the title character, and is set in Victorian Era London.

Angel Coulby (Guinevere)

Angel Coulby

Gwen fans almost didn’t have time to miss the actress at all following the end of Merlin, as Coulby was already back on our screens in January. Starring in the period drama Dancing on the Edge, she played the jazz singer, Jessie, and we even got to hear her sing!

Coulby has kept a fairly low profile since then, but don’t worry: she has joined the cast of Sky Atlantic’s The Tunnel, a remake of Scandinavian thriller drama The Bridge set in Britain and France. The cast also includes Clémence Poésy, Stephen Dillane and Joseph Mawle.

Anthony Head (Uther)

Anthony Head

Although we won’t get the chance to see Anthony Stewart Head as the Uther-esque King Clarkson in The Selection, since The CW chose not to pick up the reworked pilot episode, there’s still ample opportunity to watch Head in something besides Buffy rewatches (which, let’s face it, we’ll be doing anyway).

Head will be taking over the role of the centaur Chiron in Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters from Pierce Brosnan, who played the character in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.

In the second Percy Jackson film, Chiron will most likely only be seen at Camp Half-Blood, but we’ll take it! This kind mentor is much more Giles than Uther, and we can’t wait to see Head put his own twist on the role.

The actor has also recently wrapped up filming for two movies, titled Convenience and Flying Home, both set for release in 2013.

Eoin Macken (Gwaine)

Eoin MackenThough Macken has kept busy since the end of Merlin by working on a few of his own side projects, American fans of the show can look forward to seeing the former Knight of Camelot on their television screens this fall!

Macken will star in NBC’s new medical drama series After Hours where he will portray the role of T.C. Callahan, an ex-army man who comes to work the graveyard shift at a small hospital located in San Antonio, TX after getting discharged.

Tom Hopper (Percival)

Tom HopperTom Hopper is heading out to sea in his first post-Merlin role! The former knight will star in Starz’s upcoming eight part mini series, Black Sails, produced by Transformers director Michael Bay.

The new pirate drama will act as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island and will follow the tale of the dangerous Captain Flint and his band of pirates.

Hopper will play a pirate named Billy Bones, first mate of The Walrus who becomes caught up in conflict between Captain Flint and his arch nemesis. Though Black Sails is currently being filmed in Cape Town, Africa, fans will unfortunately have to wait until early 2014 to catch this new series on television.

Santiago Cabrera (Lancelot)

Santiago CabreraFans of Santiago Cabrera can rest easy knowing they’ll soon be seeing him in yet another knight-like role! It was recently announced that the former Merlin actor would be starring in the upcoming BBC/BBC America co-production of The Musketeers.

Cabrera will take on the role of Aramis in the upcoming adaption of Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale set during the time of the French Revolution. The Musketeers is currently in pre-production and is set to premiere sometime next year.

Alexander Vlahos (Mordred)

Alex Vlahos

Vlahos has been staying busy since the end of Merlin. In early 2013, he starred in the excellent BBC miniseries Privates, and has since then announced two Kickstarter projects: one for a music video he will be appearing in, and one for a play titled Gardening: For the Unfulfilled and Alienated.

It was recently announced that Vlahos will be appearing as Malcolm in a stage production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which sees seasoned British actor Kenneth Branagh in the title role, and Doctor Who actress Alex Kingston as the haunting Lady Macbeth.

Finally, Vlahos has also recorded new episodes of The Confessions of Dorian Gray, the popular BBC radio production, as well as an adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Bradley James (Arthur Pendragon)

Bradley James
Since wrapping on the series, Merlin’s Bradley James has kept a fairly low profile. Fans of James, however, can catch him in the recent sports film drama Fast Girls which was released just last year.

Fast Girls follows a group of female runners who dream of going for Olympic gold. In the film, James portrays the team’s physiotherapist and the love interest of main character Shania Andrews (Lenora Crichlow).

As for what’s next for the former King of Camelot, only time will tell, but just like you, we here at Hypable are hoping to hear casting news involving Mr. James sooner rather than later!

Rupert Young (Sir Leon) and Adetomiwa Edun (Sir Elyan)

Like Bradley James, actors Rupert Young and Adetomiwa Edun (who played Sir Leon and Sir Elyan respectively) have both kept a rather low profile since completing the fifth and final season of BBC’s hit fantasy drama.

Fans of Rupert Young can look forward to seeing him guest star in an upcoming episode of the BBC/Starz production of The White Queen. The series will tell the story of women in England fighting to take the throne and rule the country.

Fans of Adetomiwa Edun can expect to see the actor make his film debut sometime next year when he will star in director Anthony Onah’s debut feature Passengers.

That should satisfy and Merlin fan’s actor withdrawals! Of course we’re still waiting to hear what Bradley James is up to, and we wish him and all the other cast and crew good luck on future projects.

Also check out our previous Merlin Actor Guide, which highlights their best work before and during Merlin!

The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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The upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes a couple of first looks at next year’s live-action adaptation.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a quarter of a century since the animated Beauty and the Beast hit movie theaters. To celebrate the occasion Disney is putting out an anniversary edition, and its special features section includes a treat: Our first look at Cogsworth and Lumière in the live-action installment, as well as a glimpse of a scene within Gaston’s tavern.

As confirmed by producer Jack Morrissey on Facebook, this photo of Cogsworth (played by Ian McKellen) and Lumière (Ewan McGregor) is concept art, but it gives us a sense of the style that director Bill Condon is shooting for:

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While it’s nice to finally see a glimpse of a couple of the characters, a big question remains unanswered: How will these objects look once they have faces on them? (Cogsworth’s face might be hinted at in the center of the clock.)

Also on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition is a shot from the the “Gaston” musical number. From left to right we see Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou (just over Gaston’s shoulder), and Luke Evans (with his back to the camera) as Gaston.

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Update: And here’s another look at the movie, courtesy of this person on Twitter — this time we get to see Dan Stevens as human Beast!

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We’ll be curious to get our hands on the anniversary edition in September, because we expect we’ll see more from the new movie than the two stills above.

Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast in May. It was very much a teaser trailer, as it didn’t provide any looks at the characters — except Belle (Emma Watson), appearing through the glass casing protecting the film’s iconic rose.

In fact, the trailer’s first looks at the various settings (Namely the Beast’s castle) fell in line with the visual style we see in the above concept art.

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens hit theaters March 17, 2017.

Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

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Apple — always one to push the boundaries by simplifying their products as much as possible — is reportedly looking to remove the all-important Home button in next year’s new iPhone.

Apple loves making their products as simple as possible. The iPod was a success because of how clean it looked compared to other MP3 players. With Apple TV, Steve Jobs bragged about how few buttons the device’s remote had.

But since 2007, every new iPhone has had the same number of physical buttons, switches, and ports: A ringer switch, a lock button, volume up/down buttons, a USB port, and a headphone jack.

That changes next month, when Apple is expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be lacking a headphone jack. Instead, users will be listening to music via the Lightning port (which you currently use to charge and sync your iPhone).

And for 2017, Apple will reportedly go one step further by removing the Home button.

Ah, the Home button. It’s always been there for us — it’s our captain for navigating the iPhone. We use it to switch between apps, we use it to get to our Home screen, we use it to summon Siri, and we use it to read our finger print. Back in the “old days,” we used it to force quit apps when they froze on us.

In a new report, Bloomberg says Apple is planning to remove the Home button for the 2017 iPhone, which will presumably be called iPhone 7s. It’s billed as a “major redesign of the iPhone for 2017 that focuses more heavily on the display.”

Previous rumor mill reports have suggested that Apple will ditch the Home button in order to decrease the size of the top top and bottom bezels, thereby making the phone not as tall, or using the freed up space to add more screen.

Here’s a mock up of what that could look like, via TapSmart:

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What remains unclear is how users will be able to unlock and navigate their iPhone without the Home button. Reports have suggested that the whole screen will serve as a TouchID surface and a Home button (using the 3D Touch feature Apple launched last year).

Interestingly, next month’s release of iOS 10 will introduce a new way to unlock your iPhone: You’ll have to press down on the Home button to activate an unlocking. Previously, all you had to do was rest your finger on the Home button while your lock screen was awake.

Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

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Disney is making another live-action movie, and this time it’s James and the Giant Peach, to be developed by Director Sam Mendes.

To refresh your memory, James and the Giant Peach is the terrifying delightful children’s movie directed by Henry Selick and based off of the Roald Dahl story. It features nightmare-inducing adorable stop-motion animated bugs that helped James float away from his mean aunts in a — you guessed it — giant peach.

The original film was an interesting mix of live-action characters in the beginning and at the end, with stop-motion animated sequences throughout the middle.

Now, according to Deadline, Disney is developing an all-live-action remake of the film. Nick Hornby will write the script, while Joe Roth is in negotiations to sign on as a producer.

If Mendes’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he directed the last two James Bond features, both Skyfall and Spectre, as well as 1999’s American Beauty.

You can check out the trailer for the horrifying original film below:

As of late, Disney has been announcing live-action versions of its properties left and right, including The Nutcracker (which has a huge cast of well-known actors), The Little Mermaid (with Lin-Manuel Miranda attached to help write the music), Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), and Cruella (starring Emma Stone), among others.

With the amount of remakes — especially in the live-action department — it’s no wonder James and the giant Peach is the latest to be announced.

Do you want to see a live-action ‘James and the Giant Peach’ movie?