June 30, 2011

Starz confirmed today that it will not be renewing freshman series Camelot for a second season. While the show got off to an impressive start as the network's largest ever premiere of a new drama, it ended up being too ambitious for its own good.

A statement by a network representative said, "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."

The drama, which starred Joseph Fiennes, was a re-envisioning of the classic medieval tale of King Arthur. The series ran for 10 episodes between February 25 and June 10, 2011. Low ratings and lack of buzz are being cited as reasons for its demise.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)