Note to TV executives: if you want to air a medieval fantasy show on premium cable, maybe don’t premiere it the same weekend that “Game of Thrones” debuts. Starz did precisely that with “Camelot,” and now the pay cable outlet is opting not to renew the retelling of King Arthur & Co. for a second season.
Though the series came out of the gate strong, delivering Starz’ largest ever opening for a new drama in early April, it struggled to break out in a particularly crowded cable landscape (see AMC’s The Killing, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Showtime’s Borgias). A Starz rep noted hefty production hurdles in a statement: “Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions.” [THR]
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “How does this affect my ability to see Eva Green topless scenes?” Obviously, the show’s cancellation will preclude any new glimpses of the French actress’s nude body, but you can still relive the magic of Season 1 here and here.
Also, if you’re not doing anything today, you can also help me come out with porn parody titles. So far I’ve got “Knights of the Pound Table” and “Cum-A-Lot.”