Merlin, a British fantasy drama series made its debut in 2008 on BBC One. The last episode of the fifth installment was aired in 2012. Since then, fans are keenly awaiting its return for a sixth season. Sadly, there is no official confirmation about the making or release of Merlin season 6. However, we are hopeful that the popular series will make a comeback.
Merlin is one of the best series, written by Jones, created by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps, and produced by Shine Limited. This fantasy anime is rated 7.9 on IMDb with massive success. Always appreciated for cinematic visuals, the magical story is not about to revive with its season 6. The predictions for the renewal of Merlin Season 6 went down, after the ending of Season 5. The creators were asked questions about Season 6 renewal in an interview. It was hinted that Season 6 of Merlin might come, only if graphs of profit and fans’ popularity get increased but later BBC announced its concluding season, which anyway disheartened the audience. Let’s find the possibility of its renewal.
Despite Merlin going off the air over ten years ago, the fanbase is still alive and well on social media. They reminisce on their favorite moments from the show, share art and headcanons, and even write their own versions of what a sixth season might look like. The show had a well-written and well-rounded ending, yet it could also lend itself perfectly to a future season, picking up exactly where it left off. The season finale ended with the inevitable death of King Arthur and shows the sorcerer Merlin living well into the modern-day on his own – this ending works to fulfill the prophecy the show spoke so much about.
The British series constantly refers to Arthur as the once and future King, in reference to the book of the same name by T.H. White, which tells the story of Camelot. Merlin always has to save his friend from perpetual peril because of this prophecy that many of the magic and antagonistic characters in the show see as a threat to the future. So they try to end the reign of Arthur before it begins. Ultimately, Arthur takes over the throne after the death of his father, Uther. The show’s finale showed Arthur’s demise at the hands of Mordred as seemingly inevitable, but the dragon Kilgharrah assures Merlin that his beloved King will return when Albion’s need is greatest.
There have been many retellings of the story of King Arthur, not all of which were successful, but almost none of them have dared to venture into the modern-day. With the promise of King Arthur’s return and an ever-hopeful fanbase, the current climate would be a perfect opportunity to resurrect the king. Arthur is prophesied to return when the need of Albion (the area of Great Britain) is greatest. But the way the past few years have been, it seems that time is now. If the show were to adjust its setting to that of the modern day, it could potentially fictionalize current events and have King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table save us from more contemporary problems.
The Plot Of Season 6
As we know that story is not expected to continue, which already concluded with the last episode of season 5, we will not be getting the next installment to predict, though we can revive our memories of this enthralling series.
The plotline basically focused on the legendary King Arthur and the protagonist Merlin, a powerful and skillful sorcerer. Under the kingdom of Uther Pendragon, Merlin was banned for decades to practice his power. He was not allowed to use his magical powers and instead asked to keep his powers unveiled, but he was destined to protect the prince of Camelot. Later, Arthur developed a unique and trustworthy bond with Merlin and appointed him as a personal servant.
The epic family fantasy takes several twists and turns, depicting strong characters and adventures accompanied by hurdles. Season 5 concluded with a never-expected and dramatic climax. At the end of season 5, we have seen Authur realizing the fact that Merlin always tried to protect him, later he died in Merlin’s arms. If you have watched this series, surely you are willing to flow with the continuing story, but probably the creators have some other ideas in their minds.
Release Date of Season 6
No doubt that demand for season 6 is not limited in any manner, yet we have no official announcement for its comeback. It is pretty sure that we will not be having its season 6 on-screen until the producers decide to move forward with the script. BBC announced in the official statement that the last episode of Season 5 would be considered the Finale episode. The makers thanked the audience for the support and assured them to come up with a good story not less than Merlin. The fans aren’t satisfied with the breathtaking finale and are expecting its continuation of the plot but this time hope is less…. fingers are crossed for the next season…..
Merlin has always been on our most-liked fictional series list. It improved year on year and enthralled us. The more we get into the depth, the more we want to know more about this exceptional piece. After the official announcement of not getting season 6, the audience’s excitement decreased across the globe. As of now, we only consider that season 6 has no chance of getting renewed. However, the constant activities on social media and increasing demand can surely force the network to revise the decision and come back with the continuing story.