Channel 4 picks up 'Camelot'

Romantic drama stars Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green

CANNES -- Channel 4 of the U.K. has picked up U.K. premier rights to Octagon/Take 5's Arthurian romantic drama "Camelot" which was produced by Ecosse Films Douglas Rae and Graham King and stars Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green and Jamie Campbell Bower.

"Camelot" comes from a team of creatives who have worked on such titles like "Life on Mars," "The Departed" and "The Tudors," and is based on Sir Thomas Mallory's definitive 15th century novel "Le Morte d'Arthur.

It will go on air in the fall of 2011.

The deal was brokered for Channel 4 by acting Head of Acquisitions, Penny Harris and GK-tv president Craig Cegielski.

The Irish/Canadian/British funded 10-part series is currently in production in Ireland, with post-production to be completed in Canada.

It will air in the U.S. on Starz, which has all U.S. rights including home entertainment and digital distribution, and has already been sold to broadcasters in the Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Russia and Asia by distributor GK-tv.
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