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The show is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his extremely close relationship with King Arthur, but it differs from traditional versions.The show was influenced by the US drama series Smallville about the early years of Superman, and was produced by independent production company Shine Limited. The series premiered in 2008 to mixed reviews but good ratings which improved as the series went on, and proved popular on the BBC's digital catch-up service i Player.After saving the prince's life, Merlin is appointed as his personal servant.The two experience many adventures, over the course of which, they begin to respect and trust one another.The BBC had been keen on showing a drama based on the character of Merlin for some time; a year before the Shine series was initiated, writer and producer Chris Chibnall had been developing a project aimed at a BBC One Sunday night slot, but this was ultimately not commissioned.The Shine version of the project was put into development in late 2006, commissioned by Controller of BBC One Peter Fincham and BBC Head of Fiction Jane Tranter, with Fincham keen on having more series on his channel which embodied "three generation TV – that's TV you can watch with your grandparents and children.
Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot.
Working on projects located around the world, the studio has produced over 20,000 ‘virtual’ or ‘CGI’ images since it was founded in 1989.
Based in Paddington in central London, the studio includes architects, artists and photographers, and is 100 percent employee owned.
On 19 September 2009, series 2 began airing on BBC One.
A ten-episode fourth series was confirmed on 25 October 2010 (though it was rumoured to air in early 2012, later than its usual slot in autumn) so that it would not clash with the BBC's other primetime drama Doctor Who which would possibly run during the same period.