King Arthur in Hollywood
From the Hallmark site:
"Fifty years have passed since Merlin (Sam
Neill returning to the title role that earned an Emmy nomination) stepped
foot behind the soaring battlements of Camelot. Time has not been kind to
the Kingdomóthe glory of Camelot lost after the death of King Arthur.
The once verdant fields have been overtaken by the fearsome Rauskaug
(Alexander Kalugin, The Chronicles of Riddick), and the villages
lay in ruins. Even the once venerated Lady of the Lake (Oscar and Golden
Globe nominee Miranda Richardson, Merlin) has fallen to
Rauskaugís command. Where once stood Camelotís greatest gift and
protection, the Holy Grail, is now a blackened and empty reliquary. With
Merlin back, surely the return of the Grail cannot be far behind. Or so
believes the charismatic Lord Weston (Garwin Sanford, Stargate:
Atlantis), Lord of Camelot, and the betrothed of the beautiful Lady
Yvonne (Tegan Moss, Sea People), last blood link to Arthur and the
Knights of the Round Table.
"But for Merlin, the fabled chronicler of Camelotís storied past,
finding the Grail and restoring it to its rightful place is a tall order
thatíll take more than magic. Itíll take a miracle in the form of an
unlikely companion with a secret power of his own. His name is Jack (John
Reardon, White Chicks), a young beggar-thief who longs to hone his
own unruly magic as the great sorcererís apprentice. For Jack has an
undeniable spark, a literal lightening rod for greater things, and is
closer to the Grailóin body, mind, and spiritóthan anyone imagines.
But first, Jack and the mighty enchanter must outwit and outlast the
dreadful spell that shrouds Camelot, cross the perilous Land of the Dead,
battle enemies both human and not, unleash magic both ill-fated and
wondrous, and confront legends both dangerous and illuminating as
Rauskaugís army thunders in their shadows to claim the Holy Grail and
all its glory as their own.
"Hallmark Entertainment is proud to announce Merlinís
Apprentice the spectacular sequel to Merlin, one of the
most acclaimed and successful miniseries of all time."