Merlin's Apprentice

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  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 5.3  (2,202)

Merlin's Apprentice is a British-Canadian miniseries that aired on Channel 4 in 2006. It's a mystical adventure story that follows the journey of a young woman named Kate (played by Meghan Ory), who is chosen by the legendary wizard Merlin (Sam Neill) to become his apprentice.

The series begins with the sudden disappearance of King Arthur (Alexander Kalugin), which throws the kingdom into chaos. In their desperate search for the king, Merlin and Kate meet Tristan (John Reardon), a handsome and skilled warrior who joins their quest. They soon discover that the king has been kidnapped by the evil sorceress Morgana (Miranda Richardson), who plans to use his power to achieve her own wicked goals.

Merlin sees the potential in Kate, and decides to train her in the ways of magic so she can help defeat Morgana and save the kingdom. Under his guidance, Kate learns to control her powers and grow as a person, all while facing countless obstacles and dangers.

Throughout the series, we see Kate and Tristan navigate through magical forests, dark caves, and other mystical locations. They encounter various creatures, both friendly and hostile, such as dragons, werewolves, and giants. Kate relies on her wit and magic skills to help them overcome these obstacles.

Meanwhile, Morgana is constantly working to thwart their efforts. She creates illusions, casts spells, and manipulates others to get what she wants. Her ultimate goal is to use the power of the king to take over the kingdom, and it's up to Merlin and his apprentices to stop her.

The show has a strong focus on character development, particularly in the relationship between Kate and Tristan. At the beginning of the series, they have a rocky start, but as they work together and face challenges, they grow closer and develop romantic feelings for each other.

Aside from the main characters, there are also several side characters who play important roles in the story. Andrew Jackson plays Frik, a mischievous elf who provides comic relief and assists the heroes on several occasions. Clint Carleton plays Edwin, a loyal and brave servant of the king who helps Kate and Tristan in their quest.

Overall, Merlin's Apprentice is an engaging and entertaining miniseries that blends adventure, romance, and fantasy in a captivating way. The visuals are stunning, and the talented cast brings each character to life with depth and nuance. If you're a fan of fantasy or adventure genres, this show is definitely worth checking out.

Merlin's Apprentice is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on April 14, 2006.

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Part 3
3. Part 3
March 25, 2006
After fifty years in exile, famed sorcerer Merlin (Emmy-nominee Sam Neill, "Jurassic Park") and his eager new apprentice Jack (John Reardon, "The Killing") cross war-ravaged lands and battle cunning foes to find the Holy Grail and restore Camelot to glory.
Part Two
2. Part Two
The remaining people of Camelot have traveled the countryside for several months, seeking the Grail while fleeing their enemy. Jack is frustrated that his concentration does not give him insight, so the Lady of the Lake sends him a vision of the Grail's whereabouts. The group goes there, to discover that the water is cursed and several knights are murdered by a beast as they attempt to swim to the Grail's cave. Meanwhile, the Lady has told Rauskaug of their location and the barbarians begin their pursuit.
Part One
1. Part One
April 14, 2006
Merlin goes on vacation to rejuvenate. This vacation nap is supposed to last a few months, but when Merlin awakes, he finds he has slept for fifty years. Upon his return to Camelot, he discovers a downtrodden place. Almost all of those he knew have died; Lord Weston runs the kingdom; and the Holy Grail has departed from the castle. However, Merlin's protective enchantments have held invaders in check. A young thief named Jack and his tagalong pig Sir Snout stowaway in a cart entering Camelot, angering its driver Squire Brian. Jack is no ordinary vagrant, as he possesses some rudimentary magical skills. Jack enters the chamber of Yvonne, granddaughter of Sir Gawain and steals a pendant. Yvonne enters and while Jack hides, Master Graham, a local blacksmith whom she loves, visits her. Jack then attempts to steal Merlin's wand while Merlin concentrates on the whereabouts of the Grail. Merlin senses the visitor, and at first evicts him, but later apprentices Jack after a vision of the Holy Grail appears to both of them.
Part 1
101. Part 1
March 24, 2006
After fifty years in exile, famed sorcerer Merlin (Sam Neill, "Jurassic Park") and his eager new apprentice cross war-ravaged lands and battle cunning foes to find the Holy Grail.
Where to Watch Merlin's Apprentice
Merlin's Apprentice is available for streaming on the Channel 4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Merlin's Apprentice on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Crackle and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    April 14, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (2,202)