Anthony Head compares Merlin to Buffy

Anthony Head as Uther - BBCAnthony Head has compared the BBC fantasy series Merlin to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 

Anthony Head as Uther - BBCAnthony Head has compared the BBC fantasy series Merlin to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In Merlin the actor plays the ruthless King Uther who has banished magic from the kingdom of Camelot though unbeknown to him Prince Arthur’s man servant Merlin (Colin Morgan) and Uther’s ward Morgana (Katie McGrath) both practice magic. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer the actor played librarian and watcher Giles, helping the Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) battle vampires, demons and other nasties.

 

Actor Anthony Head has compared Merlin and Buffy pointing out that in both shows actions have long-term consequences.

The thing that I always loved about Joss’ (Whedon) scripts is that everything had a repercussion. Everything had a consequence. And so it is in Merlin. … You know if someone does something bad, and there is stuff that Uther has done in his past that is bad, you know it’s going to come out somewhere. And it really really does. – Anthony Head in Huffington Post

 

The third series of Merlin recently completed its run on BBC One and is due to begin in America tomorrow. A fourth season comprising of ten episodes has already been ordered by the BBC and the broadcaster is also in talks about ordering a fifth season and/or specials of Merlin as well.