BBC Causes Viewer Outrage After Merlin Cancellation

The creators of BBC fantasy-drama Merlin took the time near the end of their fifth season last year to announce that they had taken the show as far as they wanted to and as such wanted to end production before declining in quality, a decision which the broadcaster accepted in fairly good grace. Ending its story ambiguously, it is the sort of closure that many legacy-protecting fans of TV shows will applaud, but there are of course many who will be left disappointed at the fact there are no new episodes. However, this was nothing compared to the unexpected passion shown from many viewers of the series, who have commented in droves demanding the return of Merlin for a season 6.

merlin_promoThe original story on World TV PC regarding the show’s cancellation, published on 26 November 2012, has racked up over 80 comments (87 at the time of writing), almost all of which are written by heartbroken fans longing for a renewal. Even more surprisingly, the story had been online for almost a month with only one low-key comment before the surge of further opinions arrived, presumably after a deluge of searches in reaction to the two-part final episode (“The Diamond of the Day”) concluded on 24 December.

The comments posted over the show have been almost unanimous in support for its renewal either with a sixth series or through a movie, and have continued throughout January as more territories around the world witness the finale.

World TV on PC reader Bilkar Singh wrote: “Can’t believe that this series 5 of Merlin will be its last, I was so looking forward to see the interaction between Merlin & Arthur in series 6, After Arthur eventually finds out Merlin’s secret, but it would seem that to be a dream, they should have drawn up a 10 year contract instead of 5 years, just incase the show was successful. Oh well, anyway I wish the cast & crew all the best for the future & hope there are plans for a movie in the pipeline in the near future.”

Fellow user ‘albian’ wrote: “It’s the best I have seen since Robin of Sherwood in the 1980′s. floods of tears here. I will be changing channels next week.”

Cheree commented: “I honestly thought the series will end on a better note, as well as the show actually being continued. This can NOT be the END!! Me and my fiance are really very disappointed!!”

“Please make the 6 Season, Merlin is so interesting I watch the series in English, even if I don’t understand everything, because I can’t wait until it is translated to my language,” wrote site user ‘Kristina from Germany’, while ‘Natalie’ added: “You’ve got to be kidding me this is ridiculous this show cannot end. It is one of few ‘clean’ shows left of tv and I would hate to see it end like this. Please bring it back it’s my favorite show, just one more season! and then another after that, then another and so on….”

Steve Sanger, the owner of World TV on PC, noted of the high interest in the fantasy-drama: “It is hard for production companies to find a golden nugget, and it seems crazy that when a hit show comes along that catches the public’s imagination – It gets cancelled.”

Having began life on BBC1 in 2008, Merlin ended on 65 episodes and 5 seasons, with the final installment reaching 7.8m viewers in its home UK market. While it has been suggested that there are talks from the BBC to renew the show, will such a move become a reality, or will the many disappointed viewers have to accept the news and move on?

First airing in 2008 on BBC1, Merlin is a popular TV fantasy-drama that stars Colin Morgan as ‘Merlin’ and Bradley James as ‘Arthur Pendragon’, in a story that is a reimagining of classic Arthurian legends. The show ran for five seasons and 65 episodes, averaging an audience of 7.13m in its final season of BBC1 broadcasts in 2012.

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  1. Wazza
    Wazza January 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Merlin is an amazing show, please BBC listen to the public and commission a series 6. Just think of the ratings.

  2. sherb
    sherb January 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Merlin cannot end!! please BBC listen to all the fans we are begging for a sixth series of Merlin. all i want is a sixth season please please. ): i hope Merlin does return.

  3. Laura
    Laura January 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    It is extremely disappointing that it was cancelled considering the numerous storylines they have left unexplored, to end it was bad enough but no-one wanted Arthur or Merlin to die, it should have ended with Arthur returning alive to camelot and merlin beside with albion being born. Instead fans are left wanting more and disappointed with the ending of an amazing finale. Please bring it back, some of us have started a campaign to bring it back its starting out on facebook so if anyone has any hints or suggestions for contact people please leave us a message on bring back merlin offical or contact a guy called desi khan with the info. Please spread this to as many merlin fans as possible as they will on consider it if theres a lot of support.



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  5. SueB
    SueB January 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I will miss “Merlin” greatly but I see no way for it to continue. The series creators squandered S5 by stretching out the story and saving the reveal to the very end. We needed Arthur and Merlin to be together as a team AFTER Arthur found out. We needed to see the “Golden Age” explicitly rather than told it happened during the 3 years off-screen.

    It was actually the lure of a POTENTIAL S6 that had Johnny & Julian craft S5 with a last minute reveal. The cast were signed for 5 years. They weren’t interested in a 6th. So this is not on the shoulder of the BBC, it’s on Johnny & Julian. They didn’t make the story compelling enough for the cast to go one more year. I don’t blame the actors remotely. If it hadn’t been for their insistence that they not go farther, we’d still be “keeping the magic secret”.

    The two creators used “Smallville” as an example. Smallville stayed around 5 years too long.

    So, I’ll miss Merlin terribly. I really wish the best for it’s stars and hope that they all pick up new jobs. But I think it was their insistence to wrap up that at least got us some semblance of closure. J&J just didn’t get it until it was too late.

  6. Andrea
    Andrea January 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    This is a real page not spam. Join and hrlp us get Merlin back!!

  7. Admin of merlin2return
    Admin of merlin2return January 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

    This is the very reason I created the facebook page, together with a twitter account, not to become an everyday fan page, or a half-hearted albeit sincere attempt at bringing merlin back, but to become a true campaign, an action group of sensibly and smart creative actions to bring this show that we all love to our screens.

    We are already noticed by 2 members of the cast and im sure this is now 3-4 atleast.

    I invite you all to join us, not to simply discuss merlin, but to join all of us from all over the world, that have and are joining this group to take the same actions, at the same time and together, as one family to make our voices heard, and to bring Merlin back.

    Join us:, twitter: @merlin2returns.


  8. Belinda
    Belinda January 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Do not cancel Merlin! It is a wonderful show…the only one I care to watch.
    It’s a good, clean, show with great actors. I love it at 57 years of age.
    If Merlin leaves your network has nothing to offer.

  9. RoseMarie Paquette
    RoseMarie Paquette January 26, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Wow, cannot believe the series has ended. This feels like a tragedy. I am hopefull the the network will reconsider and give followers another season or three. That would be AWESOME. I feel so empty – no more Merlin to look forward to…:(

  10. Maria Berry
    Maria Berry January 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I was heartbroken when I discovered the BBC was cancelling Merlin. This show is a missing hybrid of quality entertainment, mythology and good ole’ story telling (retelling). We’ve grown to love the characters, the brotherhood of the Round table, the magical creatures, the adventures, the humor and the amazing Dragon … Merlin had it all … why would you cancel this show? Doesn’t Collin win best tv performer confirm how loved this show and these characters are??? Please summon back … the Merlin

  11. liz
    liz January 26, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I agree with Sue that they squandered season 5. everyone wanted a season where merlin and arthur could actually work together to bring peace to the kingdom, and end the show with magic thriving. they could have had so many fun adventures together where they could actively USE Merlin’s and maybe also other sorcerers magic to help them. there could have been a few episodes dedicated to Arthur slowly accepting and trusting Merlin again, it would have been so rich and powerful but instead they went with over-used plot lines from previous seasons. OH LOOK, someone in the castle who is close to arthur is betraying him *cough* morgana, his uncle, gwen *cough*

    also they ended it in a way that would make it almost impossible to continue. they’d have to be like, oh hey, just forget the last 10 minutes of season 5 guys, it didn’t happen that way.

    I’m going to miss the show. i wish it would have ended differently, but i’m just going to have to imagine that it ended the way we all wanted it to, and stay in denial about what really happened. I mean, the ending is the whole reason everyone is so upset. its not THE FACT that the show has ended, its THE WAY the show ended.

  12. trip
    trip January 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Yes The reason why i would like a season 6, Is to see how Arthur adjusts to Merlins magic! (I havent seen the ending, watching it here in the states) Tho I understand they fear it will run old of stories, But this show is greater then any show on television in my opinion and lots of other fans. I just think we need one more season of Merlin, They cant just leave us like this!

  13. sarah
    sarah January 26, 2013 at 1:33 am

    My favourite t.v show will not be renewed. There are over 1 million facebook likes on the main plus all the fan pages to bring the show back. The show had great ratings, and the producers said that if there was a want for it, they would make a season 6, they lied.

  14. Geri Panfilo
    Geri Panfilo January 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I am a middle-aged mum with 3 teen-adult kids and we love the show! It was our ritual every week and so disappointing that the producers rushed the ending so. It does not do justice to this incredible series which captured the hearts of millions – to us it was real in our hearts. There must be another season – it was just beginning with Arthur finally finding out about Merlin and in the end, accepting him. Arthur is the great king – how could they kill him off? It seems pointless all the close calls to come to this. But it can easily be re-written. It could easily be written so that all that happened from the crystal caves onwards was merely a premonition Merlin had to warn him that he must get to Mordrid first. Easy!!! I still cry when I see clips of the ending. It was shocking, disappointing and has left a big hole. PLEEEEAAASSSEEEEE bring Merling & Arthur back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Geri from Australia.

  15. dilek
    dilek January 26, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Merlin must return!!!
    it was so sudden that they told us the end had come. and waiting for 5 years for merlin to reveal his magic, and Arthur know all he does and respect him, then what, see them all in just one episode!! an end just to show that it ends!!

    merlin is my favourite and i dont think about it as a series, for me its sth in my life, sth that makes me happy all the time…

    so i want it back and i have hope and i can take action for it!!!
    so i joined the page merlin2return and the leader admin really knows what to do and i have faith in him and i have hope that this can come true!!

  16. Justice83
    Justice83 January 26, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Merlin was the best show ever!!!!
    Please, Don’t let it end!!

  17. Joanne
    Joanne January 26, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Such a shame they are not continuing with Merlin. It was such a fantastic show and I think the actors and actresses are what made it so watchable. I think the ending was not appropriate. Could have been much better especially considering it was to be the last.
    It appealed to all ages and I’d love to know why they cancelled it.

    **Bring back Merlin!**

  18. Scot
    Scot January 26, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I can’t believe the economic crisis we have & the BBC still milking so much money out of us British Public for TV Licenses they fail to give us what we want! George Osborne said yesterday “Britain halfway to triple-dip recession as manufacturing sector stalls” then why not give Merlin Cast all their Jobs & continue this great show!
    The same show that In April 2008, U.S. broadcasting rights were purchased by NBC, This made it the first British drama in over 30 years to be shown on US network television.
    It’s such a great show it’s series was broadcasted in 183 countries with Series DVDs, Soundtrack CD’s & all the other Merchandise that was sold I really can not see how in this economic state the show has ended.
    In UK Merlin was on at the same time as X-Factor on ITV now if they was worried about ratings then the BBC made a booboo but the views Merlin had on iPlayer was incredible.

  19. carol & nikki
    carol & nikki January 26, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Bring back Merlin. Saturdays won’t be the same without it…It’s not fair on the fans who have followed it for the last five year for it to of ended so badly..

  20. Monica
    Monica January 26, 2013 at 5:02 am

    don’t Cancel it bring it back!!! There’s so much you still can do!! 😀 <3 Merlin

  21. Els
    Els January 26, 2013 at 5:11 am

    I agree, there should be a season 6. The end was to sudden and I am not alone to think like that! (even outside the UK)

    On facebook, I saw that a lot of people are doing their best to send the word! Now we hope that the BBC will follow the fans….(fingers crossed!)

  22. Nida Fatime
    Nida Fatime January 26, 2013 at 5:40 am

    The show must be back. I’m feeling cheated. They promised so much but gave nothing!!
    If they say they have covered all the stories then it’s again not true.
    They have to prove Merlin is a greatest sorcerer walk on earth. He saves Arthur by somehow going back in time and change future. that’s how they should continue the story. Whts the big deal! Merlin gets help from unknown every time he is in need. Like in “Crystal Cave” “The eye of the Phoenix” “The darkest hour” “the coming of Arthur” “Arthur’s Bane” “The hollow queen” “The dark tower” “etc, then Why can’t he have this time? Everything is possible if u believe. And we can’t know it’s impossible until we try,We all believe Merlin can return.
    I think it’s the easiest thing to bring it back for the people who’s job is to make great shows and Satisfy the fans and respect their wishes.
    I wish i have magic to bring Merlin back but i think it’s in the hand of wrong people. :(

  23. Nida
    Nida January 26, 2013 at 5:49 am

    The show must be back. I’m feeling cheated. They promised so much but gave nothing!!
    If they say they have covered all the stories then it’s again not true.
    They have to prove Merlin is a greatest sorcerer walk on earth. He saves Arthur by somehow going back in time and change future. that’s how they should continue the story. Whts the big deal! Merlin gets help from unknown every time he is in need. Like in “Crystal Cave” “The eye of the Phoenix” “The darkest hour” “the coming of Arthur” “Arthur’s Bane” “The hollow queen” “The dark tower” “etc, then Why can’t he have this time? Everything is possible if u believe. And we can’t know it’s impossible until we try,We all believe Merlin can return.
    I think it’s the easiest thing to bring it back for the people who’s job is to make great shows and Satisfy the fans and respect their wishes.
    I wish i have magic to bring Merlin back but i think it’s in the hand of people :(

  24. SueMc
    SueMc January 26, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Johnny Capps was interviewed on 12th August 2012 and said that when they’d finished filming Season 5 they were looking to extend into Season 6 and a possible film trilogy. We know now that the films will never be made – not with the original cast members anyway and if that’s the case then what’s the point.

    At the end of September 2012 the cast and crew left Pierrefonds and headed back to the UK to finish filming in Cardiff and Claude Albouze, the Director in France, said that everyone wanted Season 6, the cast, the crew, the BBC and ShineTV.

    So, when it was announced on 26th November 2012 that Merlin would end with a ‘spectacular finale’ on Christmas Eve here in the UK I don’t think it is at all surprising that fans were left reeling. It was particularly difficult for UK fans to accept as there were only 5 episodes left to air and it didn’t seem possible that the writers would be able to wrap up all the storylines in the time that was left. But we gave them the benefit of the doubt…and we waited.

    Fans around the world who were still only on Season 4 weren’t sure what to make of the news that Merlin was ending. They still had a lot of storylines to go through so didn’t really understand the fuss fans in the UK were making. After all, shows end all the time don’t they?

    So The Diamond of the Day Part 2 aired on Christmas Eve and I, for one, have never been so deeply affected … grieving is what I said at the time and am still grieving a month later. The writers had said all along that the show would come to its ‘natural conclusion’ but I think we still hoped that they wouldn’t kill Arthur at the end and leave Merlin to roam the country for years all alone.

    Since Merlin Season 5 was released on DVD last week here in the UK it has come to light that Julian Murphy and Katie McGrath have done the audio commentary on the final episode. In it, Julian says that in one version of the Finale script they weren’t even going to do the reveal that Merlin had magic! What??? That to me speaks volumes. Is this why the final two episodes feel so rushed? Even Alexander Vlahos (Mordred) has said in interview that he felt it all ended a bit too quickly. There needed to be more of a story for Mordred and Morgana. No, I firmly believe that when they started filming Season 5 they FULLY INTENDED making Season 6.

    As each country finally gets to see the last episode their anger is growing too. Merlin has over 20 MILLION viewers world-wide. 20 MILLION! So I expect there will be many, many more complaints to come.

    I felt so strongly that the fans deserved a better ending that I joined facebook specifically to be part of a dedicated group working to get Merlin back on our screens. If you feel strongly about it too then you should come and let your voice be heard: Twitter: @merlin2return

  25. Danielle
    Danielle January 26, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I loved all 5 series of Merlin and am extremely disappointed that my favourite show isn’t going to be renewed for a 6th series, I agree with Sarah, the producers said that if there was a want for this show they would extend the it into a 6th series and they haven’t…… 1 million people have liked the Offical Merlin page, Us fans want more Merlin!!!!!
    It shouldn’t have ended the way it did, they left so much unexplored especially in my opinion how Merlin and Arthur’s friendship would grow even further now that he knew the truth!!!!! And i haven’t even mentioned the other legends and myths concerning Arthur that they could have explored while we saw their friendship deepen…. Please give us another season of Merlin!!!!

  26. Suzan
    Suzan January 26, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I am fan from Germany and I am sure a lot of German fans will be heartbroken and shocked after the last episode of season 5 (Merlin season 6 will start in the middle of february). We have waited 5 years for nothing?? Why did they create such an end? How can you say that it ends on the high? There is so much more to tell about the story….we need a season where merlin and arthur could actually work together to bring peace to the kingdom, and end the show with magic thriving. they could have had so many fun adventures together, where they could actively USE Merlin’s and maybe also other sorcerers magic to help them. there could have been a few episodes dedicated to Arthur slowly accepting and trusting Merlin again.

    But if you have some fantasy, there still is the chance to continue this great show from the end of season 5….also with all cast members or most of the important members ;-).

    This is a true campaign, an action group of sensibly and smart creative actions to bring this show that we all love to our screens.

    Please join us, not to simply discuss merlin, but to join all of us from all over the world, that have and are joining this group to take the same actions, at the same time and together, as one family to make our voices heard, and to bring Merlin back.

    Join us:, twitter: @merlin2returns.


  27. Suzan
    Suzan January 26, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I mean season 5 will start in the middel of february in Germany…sorry.

  28. Dee
    Dee January 26, 2013 at 6:52 am

    I wasn’t such an avid watcher of Merlin, but I watched a few episodes including the finale, and I was really surprised the show had come to an end. Many of my friends watch Merlin, and they’ve told me about how disappointed they are about the conclusion, and to be honest, I am as well! This series sounds like it has some serious potential, and to just leave it there, when you could do so much more with it, it’s ridiculous. If you are concerned about the profit you will make off the show, I don’t think that will be a problem judging from the number of fans and some (slightly scary) hardcore diehard supporters which will fight tooth and claw to try to bring the show back.
    So if you are reading this, Mr Producer, I highly suggest you go find that contract you have, or whatever it is you need to do, and stop waffling around and bring back Merlin!

  29. Anna
    Anna January 26, 2013 at 6:53 am

    In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of this great show MERLIN rests on the shoulders of all MERLIN fans!!

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  30. Ruth
    Ruth January 26, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Upset, annoyed and angry that this first class series ended. One of the few ‘clean, fun, moral, educational, emotional, and suitable for all ages’ shows that have been made in a very long time. There is so much more that can be done regarding story lines, and the producers and all concerned need to get their act together.


    It had tremendous ratings – just does not make any sense.

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  31. SnowyWolfGirl
    SnowyWolfGirl January 26, 2013 at 8:08 am

    The end of season 5 was horrible. They killed Arthur, They killed sir Gwaine.
    Magic wasn’t even made legal at the end of the season, not to mention half the knights of the round table are dead. Sir Galahad wasn’t included in the show either and he was a knight of the round table. The great dragon could have sacrificed himself and that caused Arthur, Lancelot, Gwaine and Elyan to come back to lif but accidently bring Morgana and Mordred back too.
    They could have made Morgana change her name to Morgan Le Fay.
    They need some challenges with Merlin actually using magic in front of them and they could have half or the whole the season with Merlin still using it in secred but the knights and Arthur know and at the end they could end it with a golden age of some kind but thats just one theory on what could happen.
    Neverless, there has to be another season, they can’t just end it with Arthur dying and him knowing about Merlin’s magic for 2 days but for viewers it was only like 20 minutes.
    Imagine the relief that viewers would feel if there was a season 6 and I am sure that there will be more than one viewer that would be more than willing to give the BBC profit to help out if they don’t have enough.

  32. linda dyson
    linda dyson January 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I was greatly dissapointed in the loss of this show. I have eight kids their are so few family shows we can watch together. This was one we all enjoyed and I never had to worry over the content. I am in America so the end hasn’t happened for us yet I hope BBC reconsiders.

  33. allie
    allie January 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Its sad to see a good show go. This show is one of the few showes I don’t mind my little kids watch. Its a good wholesome show. Please it would be so nice to see it come back. There could be so much more to tell sence Arthur knows merlin has magic.

  34. Louise
    Louise January 26, 2013 at 8:41 am

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  35. Mickaëla
    Mickaëla January 26, 2013 at 9:48 am

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  36. Emily
    Emily January 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

    It’s lunacy that this show was cancelled; the conclusion left me – and I’m sure many (many) other fans – unsatisfied (to say the least). I believe that the show ultimately had to end where it did, but I feel that they rushed it. I think that just one more season could have allowed them the time that they needed to bring the show to an end that the fans could have been more easily able to accept.

  37. Promoter @ Merlin2Return
    Promoter @ Merlin2Return January 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Myself and my family like so many others felt cheated at the ending of Merlin, I felt cheated and I was (for the first time in mylife over a show) in utter dispair and completely grief stricken that the BBC and Shine could end this beautiful show on such a horrible downer and all this on Christmas Eve, well It ruined my christmas eve night as did it for my husband and my kids. I have NEVER felt so much passion about a TV series before as I do for Merlin and I like every other loyal fan want to see Merlin picked up for another season. There are PLENTY of avenues and adventures still to be had, it is the time of myth and a time of magic. Anything is possible! Please take your time ro read our devoted page of fans for our Merlin, read what we have done and are going to be doing in future actions, join us and be part of something, we can do this! merlin can return!

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  38. Caro
    Caro January 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I cant believe that such a great show finished like this!!!

    This show must come back. I’m feeling cheated.

    They promised so much and we followed for years, but nothing happened!

    If they say they have covered all the stories then it’s again not true. I am also writting scripts, so I am sure I can estimate it.

    How can Merlin be the greatest sorcerer walk on earth if he failed??

    The last 15 minutes of the last episode…I can’t watch it again.

    How could they say the fans will be please with this end and that you have to end it on a high. Where is the high??

    I just had the impression that to end it like this was a short decission…without thinking about the feelings of the fans all over the world.

    Look on the facebook pages and you will see how many fans are still missing Merlin and most of them want Merlin to be back.

    I am sure it is the easiest thing to bring it back for the people who’s job is to make great shows and satisfy the fans and respect their wishes.

    Please don’t wait till others will make Merlin to be back (may be under another show name)…..

  39. Connie
    Connie January 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I will admit to being just as disappointed as other fans that Merlin finished after five series. It was a brilliant show, one of the best the BBC has done in a long time. However, as fans of Arthurian Legend will know, Arthur does die at the Battle Of Camlann, and he is killed by Mordred. As soon as the producers said they’d be doing Camlann, I knew there wouldn’t be a series six, and sadly this is something we as fans are going to have to get used to.

  40. SueMc
    SueMc January 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Connie – Even though the legend(s) of King Arthur are pretty much well known, the fact is that the battle at Camlann came too soon in Arthur’s life in the tv show Merlin. This is why the fans feel as strongly as they do and there has been such an outpouring of emotion from around the world.

    I know lots of people will agree with you when you say that fans need accept that the show is over and move on. Many will say that they were happy with the ending, that to them the sight of old Merlin walking the roads around Glastonbury told them that Arthur WOULD rise again when he was needed and that Merlin would be there waiting for him. But I didn’t see it like that and there are plenty of others, including cast members, who are’t happy with the way it ended either.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the show and that you have managed to accept the ending in all its gut-wrenching glory. We, however, don’t accept that it has to be over just because Capps and Murphy wrote it that way. After all, myths and legends are just stories and you can pretty much re-write them however you like – just as Capps and Murphy did.

    The fans on strongly believe that we CAN make a difference and get Merlin back on our screens and we are all working hard to make that happen.

  41. Marie
    Marie January 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Please, these writers and producers play fast and loose with this legend and I loved it, they could have done the same with the ending. So what Arthur died at Camlann in the legend, in the “legend” Morderd is his son for crying out loud and Arthur was a baby while Merlin was an old man when he got him. So I as many others thought and expected them to continue with their re-telling even at the end. They just need to admit they rushed it (for whatever reason) and screwed their fams over and then do use some of their own magic and grant so many of us our wish and bring Merlin back. Thanks

  42. Katie
    Katie January 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I found a nice blog where others are also missing Merlin and want them to bring him back. Check out the awesome articles that just might say how you feel.
    I also feel the ending of this show was a bit rushed, like they hadn’t planned to end it this soon. (wonder what happened behind the scenes,hmmm) I’m throughly dissapointed that a show with this many viewers/fans would end and end in this manner.
    I agree they need to bring it back and watch the viewership climb. Good decent television is a rear thing these days and this was a jewel. Please hear our crys.

  43. Cathy Gallagher
    Cathy Gallagher January 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!! Finally, there is something good on TV, so what do they do? Take it off!!!!! Why?! Not enough income from boxsets/toys etc? Not enough awards? Shame on them. This was the best show on TV – AND WE WANT IT BACK!!
    Already we’ve managed to achieve the repeats on BBC3, so who’d bet against it? Come on “Merlin” fans – it’s up to us now, and who’d bet against fan power?

  44. Admin at Merthurs
    Admin at Merthurs January 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    When I watched the finale on christmas eve, I couldn’t believe the ending! Shock, anger, upset, all of which motivated me and another group to set up Merthurs.We all want this magical relationship back.They can’t just end it like this, it gave most of us fans no satisfaction.Every Merlin fans has there opinions on the finale.We respect all.But we are campaigning to bring Merlin back and we won’t stop until we succeed! We are 100% dedicated! If you feel the same and want a season 6 we would love you to join us at Merthurs group and become a Merthur.Together as One.For our love of Merlin that will never fade!

  45. Julie
    Julie January 26, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I think the Arthur and Merlin’s relationship is one of the main aspects of the show I miss. The brotherhood these two have. I know these kinds of friendships only comes along once or twice in a lifetime IF we are lucky.
    Seems like our society today lacks this kind of respect and integrity between one another and to see it on screen gives one hope that it is out there.
    This show gave us so much hope in so many different aspects, love, friendship, brotherhood, sisterhood, hope, integrity, spirituality(whether on purpose or not) and many others, and with the ending they gave, most of those were crushed while others left unfulfilled.
    I do so miss this show and all that it brought to my life. I do believe the actors had a great care and respect for one another and that’s what came across on the screen that made this show so AWESOME!!
    I believe it should be brought back and give the world what it needs the most, love, friendship and HOPE!!
    Please BBC, SyFy or someone Bring Back Merlin…Please!

  46. Martina
    Martina January 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    When i read, that Merlin is ending, i couldn’t belive it. And then, i cried for hours. This show is for me everything. Because of Merlin i met lot of good friends. This isn’t just some show, it was (and still is) my life.
    The story is brilliant, actors are awesome and everything is just so perfect. So please, if there’s any chance for Merlin to come back, it would be the best thing in the world!
    When i watched the finale episode on Christmas Eve, it was awful. Yes, the episode was brilliant, it had everything in it! But i was just thinking, it was the last time, i’d ever seen Merlin on TV and it is so sad.
    I love Merlin so much! So please, if there’s any chance, bring it back!

  47. kama
    kama January 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I’m from Poland and I love Merlin. It is watched also by people from Nigeria, from Iran, from Malasya… It is popular all across the globe. The best possible promotion of Brtish culture and history… And someone decided to end it so abruptly, when there is so much more to tell!

  48. Monica
    Monica January 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Oh, and the worst part was Arthur and Gwen didn’t have a kid. Its sad that the Pendragon blood line is dropped… They should of had one!!! <3 Merlin

  49. Katie
    Katie January 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    It would be wonderful if Merlin was bought back and Gwen was pregnant! This is a british based fantasy series slightly based on the Arthurian legend but viewed all around the world.Why end it when it is so popular, it has not yet ran its course.So saddened by the ending! Give us a season 6, listen to the fans,What is it they say in retail? The customer is always right! Join us and help us, show your support

  50. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth January 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Season five of Merlin was very very very disappointing! Half of the episodes were foolish and unnecessary. Your fans wanted to see Merlin’s destiny come true. We wanted to have more shows with Merlin’s secret revealed and Arthur’s acceptance of him. We DID NOT want four episodes of Gwen trying to kill Arthur and we definitely did not want Arthur to die the way he did. Talk about breaking your fans hearts. Best show in the universe. Even better than Lost! However we were ripped off with that last series.

  51. Dorrisgeddes
    Dorrisgeddes January 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    So very disappointed that no. Season 6 and very angry actually as well!

  52. Regine
    Regine January 27, 2013 at 8:23 am

    LET US ALL OVER THE WORLD join together to bring back Merlin!!!!
    If we do not make our voices heard none will give us Merlin back….

    This great show was running in a lot of different countries all over the world and a lot of fans are and will be disappointed by this end!!

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  53. Anna
    Anna January 27, 2013 at 8:28 am

    WE WANT Merlin back…..

    Be sure the next wave of diappointed fans will come soon, when this show finished in more countries.

    What happened to the writers and producers to say that the fans will be pleased with this end?

    You still have the feeling there is missing a whole season and more…

    Do you need new scriptwriter??

    Your fans all over the world want to see Merlin’s destiny come true!

    Think about making our wish and dream comes true… have million of fans all over the World!!

  54. Suzanna
    Suzanna January 27, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Merlin fans we need YOUR Support to bring our beloved show back!

    Only to say I miss this wonderful show will not help. We must show the producers and actors that there is interest to bring this great show back.

    Everything is possible, believe … minds can be changed and also new contracts can be made …Please support us by joining our page and taking action!!

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  55. Reiner
    Reiner January 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm


    LET US WORK TOGETHER ALL OVER THE WORLD to bring back Merlin!!!!

    They have to hear our voices, they must see our activities. Please help us to bring this great show back and join, invite others to this page…make our campaign public….we need all support to let our wish and dream come true….more seasons of MERLIN.

    Everything is possible….but you have to do something!

    May be they will change their mind and make new contracts with new writers (if the old writers don’t want to continue) and with the old cast. I am sure there is a chance and this show did not end on the high…..may be just on the half of the high….

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  56. Dora
    Dora January 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Please, Please, our family LOVES Merlin, and my 4 year old has been watching it since he was in my tummy! Merlin is his hero! Please bring back many more seasons. It’s a wonderful unique show with fabulous characters, adventures and stories.

    There’s NOTHING else like it here in California – We’ll be heartbroken!!!!

  57. Kim
    Kim January 27, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Please bring Merlin back, it’s one of the best shows on TV!!!! I’m 45 and have watched it from the beginning and so have my parents, in their late 60’s. It’s a show for everyone, young and old. Everything from the production quality to the acting is top notch, A+, and completely brilliant. Never has a show with this much scope been done this well. The locations are perfect, the castle, the horses, the clothing, swords and armour all fit together so well you believe Camelot truly exists.

    I have bought every season on DVD so far and will continue to buy anything else they make, I’ve even bought the soundtracks, having to buy imports from

    I state again, please bring this show back, I cried when I heard it was over and will miss it so much I will have to watch my DVDs over and over just to feel like it’s still on. I believe there’s so much more story to tell that it could easily go on 5 more seasons and even carry on in movies as well. I was a fan of Stargate SG-1 and was so glad it lasted 10 seasons, I have the entire series on DVD and I bought both the movies as well. I’ve gone to over 14 conventions for the show and continue to follow the actors careers. I feel the same for Merlin, this is a show that has so much to say about our lives, virtue, honesty, truth and commitment that to end it now seems ridiculous and unjustified. The fans are here, we’re ready to watch, we’re commited to this show and everyone involved with it, please don’t take it away!!!!!

  58. SueMc
    SueMc January 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    If, as Julian Murphy said in November 2012, the intention was ALWAYS to finish Merlin at the end of Season 5 then why did he say in May 2012 (two months into filming) that there could possibly be a 6th Season??:

    Surely if the intention had ALWAYS been to finish at the end of season 5 then they should have said so at the outset and not kept on about possible further seasons or movies.

    I agree with what some of the other contributors on here have said. Get better script writers and producers who care about the actors and the characters.

    I am very disappointed with the audio commentary on Season 5 DVDs as there are constant references to sexuality, homoeroticism and lesbianism so be warned if you normally let your children listen to these. Particularly the commentary for the very last episode by Julian Murphy and Katie McGrath which I found particularly offensive towards the actors and about symbolism in the show in general. I am glad he can have no further involvement in Merlin.

    I believe we CAN get Merlin back on our screens if we ALL work TOGETHER. Come and join us and make history!

  59. Susanne
    Susanne January 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Merlin FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD, we need YOUR SUPPORT to bring our beloved show back!

    Everything is possible……let us make history together!!!!!

    There are million of Merlin Fans all over the world and this great show will end in some countries soon and in other countries in some months. But we have to start now with our actions, we cant wait to long. The other fans will also join us, I am sure…….time is running for us.

    May be next year they can start to film season 6?? Who knows, if the producers change their mind and new contracts were written.

    Please support us by joining our page and taking action!!

    They have to hear our voices, they must see our activities. Please help us to bring this great show back and join, invite others to this page…make our campaign public….we need all support to let our wish and dream come true….more seasons of MERLIN.

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  60. Marshall
    Marshall January 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Not surprising,i have learned along time ago to never watch BBC shows they always dissapoint,from Robin Hood in 2006 ,now Merlin !! Bunch of idiots running the BBC I WILL NEVER WATCH ANOTHER BBC SHOW !! EVER !!

  61. Miguel
    Miguel January 28, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Creo todos tenemos que hacer algo al respecto, Merlin no puede acabar así, todos queríamos ver el momento en que Arturo supiera el secreto de Merlin y aunque ese momento llego se fue muy rápido, ¿Donde esta ese mundo que soñaba ver Merlin en camelot?, si nunca han sido tan seguidores de la historia real ¿Por que mataron a Arturo? Creo precisamente lo que le dio a la serie mayor popularidad es el hecho de haberle hecho cambios a la historia real y construir una historia nueva que todos los fans amamos. Espero todo esto llegue a los oídos de la BBC y los productores y tomen en serio seguir con la serie.
    De todas formas todos los fans estamos intentando hacer que se nos escuche a través de la pagina así que si queremos un Merlin de vuelta ya saben amigos.

  62. SueMc
    SueMc January 28, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Marshall – the BBC didn’t cancel or axe Merlin – they actually asked for another season as did ShineTV.

  63. Lala
    Lala January 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Please BBC! You need to listen to the public. You don’t know how much this series means to fans all around the world. Please BBC at least end the series with all or most of the questions answered. YOU CAN’T JUST LEAVE IT LIKE THAT. Please please please :(

  64. Michelle
    Michelle January 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    As much as I’d love for Merlin to come back, I see no way in which they can bring it back after such a spectacular ending.
    It would make anything they do in the future look grey in comparison.

  65. Rebecca
    Rebecca January 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Please bring it back. So many are asking for it to be brought back! I would love to see how many storylines could be explored!

  66. Suzanna
    Suzanna January 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    There are a lot of possibilities to bring this fantastic show back…good scriptwriters can realize this and can make this show better and better.

    It did not end on a high….so many fans are dissapointed and much more fans will be dissapointed after seeing the last episode. In some countries season 5 will start soon, in other countries the last episode of season 5 will end soon.

    I got the impression something happened in the background and the producers and writers hurried up to end this show. But this end was a slap for all Merlin fans, waiting five years for something spectacular and not only for Arthurs death….

    Come on…you can make this much better…..bring us more seasons of Merlin.

    There is still a way to bring it back…..

  67. Anne
    Anne January 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    LET US work together ALL OVER THE WORLD to bring back Merlin!!!!

    They have to hear our voices, they must see our activities.

    Please help us to bring this great show back and join, invite others to this page…and help to make this campaign public:

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  68. Danna
    Danna January 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Well, the truth and was willing to see and accept it as the final out but then I saw her and thought it could not end like this, it is impossible for the cut to that end, I think almost everything in the story was unreal, and just the end and did horrible if the real (death of Arturo) I hope you can continue with the series, is really good, the simple fact that they have people in my country (Colombia) makes it awesome, watch merlin was a great experience, and I hope to keep it cool!
    sorry for the English, not speak it very well!
    Thanks for reading this.
    * Danna

  69. Duh
    Duh January 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Hello, people! Merlin wasn’t cancelled – the actors didn’t sign on for a sixth season so the BBC didn’t renew it. BBC had nothing to do with it, it was the actors that wanted out. LET IT GO. Jesus.

  70. titi
    titi January 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    they better do not continue because of some immature fan.go to tumblr and some site you’ll see that certain fan are very agressif and rude toward the actor.they take their dream for reality because they cannot do the difference beteween reality and’s very disgusting and sad.they have not the right to insult actor jusr
    because they hate the personnage or because the actor dosn’t fit to them.
    that why i understand their decision to move on.respect that.

  71. sherb
    sherb January 29, 2013 at 12:48 am

    please bring back MERLIN!!

  72. SueMc
    SueMc January 29, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I believe that the actors didn’t sign for a 6th Season because they weren’t happy with the scripts for Season 5. Of course, they can’t say that when they’re still working on the show. And don’t forget, it’s hard work for eight months of the year so by the end of every season they were saying how tired they were. BUT they were always happy to turn up for filming for the next season.

    I agree with Titi – there is absolutely no excuse for being aggressive or rude towards any actor whether they be in Merlin or any other tv series and it is disappointing that people (I won’t call them fans) feel the need to put such things in writing for everyone to see.

    I respect anyone who says they were happy with the way Merlin ended and feel strongly enough about that to post here. We cannot all be the same or feel the same way because that would make life very boring. But respect goes both ways.

  73. Anne
    Anne January 29, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Season 5 was not as good as I thought……not only the end….the whole season!

    May be the scriptwriters had finished with this show before writing the last season ;-).

    So there is still much more to tell and to make this story better and better.

    They need new srciptwriters to continue and it is also possible to continue from this end….

    There are million of fans (from different countries), who want Merlin to be back! They want to see new stories with the old actors…

    Viewers (fans) are important for such series, why not listen to their words??? The young viewers (and Merlin had a lot of them) will be the future viewers.

    I found a campaign on facebook, which is growing day by day. Those fans (from a lot of different countries all over the world) try their best, to make their voice heard. I joined this campaign, because I believe that you can reach the goal to bring Merlin back.

    May be you will also join this page?

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  74. titi
    titi January 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

    totally agree with SueMcSueMc.thanks.
    as far as i am concerned,i like all the actors and wish them good luck for their new projects.i always support them.
    and please respect their decision and private life.respect simply th if you are a truly fan.

  75. Carolin
    Carolin January 31, 2013 at 4:52 am

    That is right, a true FAN respect the private life of the actors and their decisions…..and also the other fans…..but we do not know if the actors really wanted to quiet this show or why they wanted to quiet….(we only can see interviews…but may be some of the actors want to continue, some of them not and do you know if they can say what they want in this interviews??).

    Where is the problem to ask for more MERLIN….if so many FANS over the world want this great show back????

    That does not mean that the actors can’t go on with other projects…there is also the chance to jump into MERLIN again.

    If you have the feeling this story can continue….than please join this campain..

    Merlin – Join if You Want to Bring Merlin Back

    Lot of FANS from different countries join this campaign and are doing their best to bring MERLIN back and all of them act with respect to the actors, to the producers….and also to other fans!!!

  76. Michaela
    Michaela January 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I too thought the ending was rushed and it felt like it was thrown together. Kinda, well…we gotta finish this so how do we do it? TBH I don’t think all the actors wanted out. From interviews I’ve seen I heard some say they would love to continue with the show. I’m sure some did needed a break and after some time away they will be willing to return. Give them a great script and a huge number of fans who desperately want them back, how could they refuse.
    Either way we NEED more Merlin and a better ending than what we got.
    Let’s pull together and put the work in and make some noise and make it clear that we want/need more Merlin.

  77. Joy
    Joy February 1, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Merlin is my families favourite TV show. We have bought all the Series on iTunes and are also ordering the box sets from Amazon to see the behind the seens etc. The whole family cried when Arthur died in Merlin’s arms.

    There was so much life left in the show and the ending did feel rushed. So little time was given to Arthur knowing about Merlin’s magic we would have loved to see more of that.

    Deeply sad that it ended.

  78. Carolin
    Carolin February 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Michaela….you are right….may be they need a break to miss Merlin and then they will return…. and our nice Merlin will be back!!

    Lets make our voices heard….

    We want more Merlin!!!

  79. Paige
    Paige February 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I’ll tell ya what’ outrageous. This weekend here in the States the “superbowl” will be played. Do you think I can sit and watch it with my child? NO! Why? Because of the commercials they will be showing. Filthy, gross, disgusting and not fit for human eyes, yet they want to cancel the best program I’ve come across in a VERY long time. One that I feel very comfortable tuning into and having my family sit together and having quality time. Why, when something so well written and produced and do they feel the need to yank it out from under us. Maybe it was an actor or producer or whatever that didn’t want to continue but ending a show is such a way as they did left not only the children with a feeling of evil winning over good but it left us parents with the loss of a show that teaches bravery, loyalty, integrity, caring, and a chance for our kids to see what love really is (and it isn’t about sex). I’m just errrrggggah right now. Bring back this wonderful show with it’s wonderful cast (who made it a JOYFUL time of television).

  80. Mikayla
    Mikayla February 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I can not believe this show is ending, it’s been a time of fun, joy and hope. I saw the ending of the series online and I’m devastated and more that heart broken. I feel an emptiness and loneliness as it seems they’ve left Merlin with as well. I see no reason to change the tune of the series from doing things their own way (which I truly enjoyed) to doing the end the “Arthurian Legends” wrote things. I feel things need to be made right, according to show originally started out, doing their own spin on Merlin and Arthur. Give the loyal fans the story they were looking forward to for 5 years, the promise of an Golden Age where Arthur reigns with Merlin at his side with Magic being accepted.

  81. SueMc
    SueMc February 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Mikayla, I couldn’t agree more. We MUST have more Merlin, we WILL have more Merlin.

  82. Maria.
    Maria. February 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I just want to say what this show gave to me : Tears, Hope, Loyalty, Honesty, Pain, Anger, Friendship, Faith, Fun.
    And this are only a few things, that I listed right now. I was so upset when I watched the last episode.. it was like a stab to the heart, so painful. :'( I never watched a TV show and over ALL I never cried for one. I never watched a TV show for so long and I didn’t want, for nothing on this earth to miss ONE episode! And today when I re-watch all the old Episodes, all these things that has been promised to us in all these years, I am just disappointed. I can only say that they structured the last season really bad, if it wasn’t for the FANTASTIC acting of the cast (especially Colin Morgan) I would have quit watching this season after 6-7 Episodes, after I watched the end I WAS regretting to have ever watched this show, but then I thought and told to myself “what are you talking about?! YOU LOVE this show, you can’t regret to have started watching it”. My opinion is, the Fans LOVE this show to much, to let it go like that, it was not the end, that this show deserved. Please bring it back, this is a family show where all the FAMILY comes together and watch something that has QUALITY and nowadays, it is really rare to watch movies/tv shows that leaves you something ‘special’ in your heart. I don’t know if this message will be ever read by someone of the BBC, but I can say, Merlin will be forever in my heart, it left me beautiful and “bad” memories. I will never forget anything about this show and I am proud to be a part of this fandom, because I know, in some way we all feel the same about this show.

  83. Tini123ify
    Tini123ify February 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Merlin has to come back… I’m a high school kid here in American Samoa Waaay on the other side of the world away from the U.K but, this is the first tv show that I like to watch with my friends because it has a good story but THIS CAN’T BE THE ENDING…. I really was looking forward to some Merlin and Arthur bond in Camelot now that Arthur knows his powers…. Please come back….

  84. promyk
    promyk February 4, 2013 at 1:35 am

    No!!!!!!!!!!!! I just saw the final episode and absolutely cannot believe the series is ending?!?!?!?!? Now that everyone knows who Merlin is, there is soooo much that can be done with the show. This is outrageous! Such a good show! Ending it for the fear of declining quality is just cowardliness, borderline evil! Common!

  85. Suzanna
    Suzanna February 4, 2013 at 3:40 am

    come together to take action and bring back Merlin!!!!

    If we do not make our voices heard. nothing will happen!!!

    Let us show the producers, the writers and the actors that there is still interest to watch this great show MERLIN!! Merlin was one of the best shows wordwide!!

    Merlin did not end on a high…may be half on a high.

    The end was too much rushed…and most of the fans worldwide are upset.

    There is so much more to tell….and good scriptwriters will manage it.

    Join this campaign and make this campaign to the biggest campaign worldwide to bring Merlin back:

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  86. MARIE
    MARIE February 4, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Pease bring back the prophecy was fortold>King Arthur>the once and future King..and he will return when Camelot need him most>>And WE NEED HIM MOST NOW!!!!!!! PPLLEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE

  87. Gilbert
    Gilbert February 4, 2013 at 4:11 am

    Pleas we need King Arthur’s return>the prophecy was fortold of his return…..WE NEED MERLIN BACK!!!

  88. sara Car
    sara Car February 5, 2013 at 4:42 am

    No, this can’t be the last season, Arthur, well u know, it just cant be, we need a season 6 or a movie, I have seen other Merlin shows/ movies and they stink, this is the good stuff, we need more Merlin!

  89. martina morrosch
    martina morrosch February 5, 2013 at 5:11 am

    please we need King Arthur return,we need merlin back

  90. Linda
    Linda February 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    so how do i feel well let me count the ways the BBC made me feel I am in my 30ts no child here
    up to the last eps:
    happiness , joy , egar to see every eps knowing that for 45 min i can relax with excellent acting , excellent storeys with values that are basically goon from TV like true friendship , true humer that actually makes you lol , romance , things that my kids and i can see together and soo much more.
    last eps :
    felt i was slapped on the face , bad story telling , felt as if who ever made this episode just put a lot of things *they* thought the fans wonted to see added to it that they who ever they are wonted to end the show with no regards to us viewers feelings and mix it all up to make the worst episode ever ! if this was the 1st episode of the show ( lets say kind Arthur is dead and the shows gos on to see him coming back to life ) the way the story was toled i would never ever followed a show written like that !

    There was ONLY 1 good thing to this eps and that was the acting !

  91. Linda
    Linda February 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    oww and i have just looked at
    i’m in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Diane
    Diane February 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm

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  93. Genesis
    Genesis February 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I BEG YOU!!!!!

  94. Marielle
    Marielle February 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’m soooooooooooo sad to hear that season 5 of Merlin is the Final season. :(((((
    Please! please! don’t cut this series! I’m begging for a continuation please!!!!

  95. Andy
    Andy February 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    This is the ONLY series I used to watch on TV. Reading some of the comments, it’s obvious that the reason why we all got so attached to the series is that it brought our childhood memories back! The characters had a lot of charm, too. All this time we were waiting for Arthur to finally get to see the “real” Merlin and were already imagining how their relationship would be after that, when all of a sudden the series ends.

    This is MEAN, besides being a STUPID decision. The series has millions of fans, even in Turkey where I live. And just when it delivered what we were hoping for all this time, the creators decide they can just dump the fans and slip away with the truckloads of money they’ve made thanks to us!

    We need a 6th season (and many more after that)! We want our magical and affectionate universe back! Let this be heard by whoever decides on such things!

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  97. Diane
    Diane February 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Sad, upset, angry, disappointed. These are just some of the feelings that came along with the last eps. A brilliant show reduced to what, loneliness, failure, grief? What a downer. End on a high? Don’t think so. I have found a place where others have beautifully written down their feelings to share with you. Check it out. Leave your feelings about the show, the ending. Subscribe and work with us and others to get a 6 maybe 7,8 series of Merlin. enjoy your reading time.

  98. Antonio SAnchez
    Antonio SAnchez February 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Bring it back! I love this show its awesome! >:(

  99. Jason
    Jason February 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

    The whole series was about protecting Author so he can bring peace and magic back to the land. It ends with him dead and magic being almost completely gone forever. I guess you could look at the ending optimistically, but the whole series was very poorly written.

    The driving force, I believe, was the cast and original concept, nothing more.

  100. ak
    ak February 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    come backkkkk :( loved this show

  101. Suzanna
    Suzanna February 10, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I have a lot of feelings about this last episode: sadness, upset, angry, disappointed like a slap to all Merlin fans. How could they finish this brilliant show like this? How can they say it ended on a high…can’t see a high sorry? I found a global campaign from fans from the UK, they are acting together to bring Merlin back with more season (or season 6)., facebook: or twitter: @merlin2return. Please join in and help to bring this fantastic show back to TV.

  102. matt slayton
    matt slayton February 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

    The show must go on!!!! Author must return. And the witch. It would be amazing if you could even make a movie.

  103. Renata
    Renata February 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Merlin,please come back! You became a part of our lives. A part of mine…

  104. Angie Douglas
    Angie Douglas February 20, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Disappointment. That is a strong word but it is how I feel. The viewers have waited 5 seasons, faithfully, I might add, just for the Arthur, Merlin secret revealed scene. Not what I was expecting…at all. I am just sad I wasted all that time watching it and waiting for the magical moment just to have to ripped from the show. Disappointment. Augh..

    Please make a come back…PLEASE….I bet you.

  105. david towo
    david towo February 21, 2013 at 2:41 am

    merliin,come back please…..!

  106. KasaiWolf
    KasaiWolf February 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I still can’t believe the way that Merlin ended, it felt so rushed and so without closure. Mordryd and Morganna’s deaths were disappointing enough considering how much hype they got and why were the Dragons never given a proper ending. Kilgarrah was dying but a reason is never given for what happened to him and Aithusa. You never even see them in the same scene together. Arthur dying is just terrible and sloppy writing, some of the best bits of the season were in the last part where Merlin and Arthur talk and while the emotion was excellent they should have been given a lot more time on screen to develop it. Nope I loved Merlin but the BBC has annoyed me to no end with this waste of an ending. They cancel this show but keep stuff like Big Brother on. There is something seriously wrong with TV.

  107. Angelica
    Angelica February 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Merlin to return. Best show I seen in ages. Appropriate for kids and adults. Great FAMILY show.

  108. Emchez
    Emchez February 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

    if merlin should end like this, that means all that BBC TV has done on it are robbish.. totaly robbish.Because there was no meaning at last

  109. anabel
    anabel February 23, 2013 at 1:14 am


  110. Macie
    Macie February 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Just started watching Merlin and love it so far. Please don’t cancel it! It’s the best show I’ve ever watched and I’m only on season 1!!!!!

  111. Macie
    Macie February 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I boycott BBC TV until Merlin returns. Who’s with me?!?!

  112. Tammy
    Tammy February 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I enjoyed watching Merlin. I agree, this it is one of the best shows on TV now. Mostly everything else you see now is crap!! Sign another contract and let Merlin go on! There is so much of this story yet to be told!! I’m in the US and are still watching the last season on the Syfy Channel. I’m not looking forward to seeing it end.

  113. Diane
    Diane February 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Truly want More Merlin? Join the quest already in progress. Join fb page and SUBSCRIBE to the blog we work with at plans are heating up and we need to take them big numbers of Merlin fans who really truly want to see Merlin come back to their television screens. Help us get this done, we need you and your help. Let’s do this… together.

  114. MissingMerlin
    MissingMerlin February 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Just because two months have passed since the last episode of Merlin aired in the UK we haven’t forgotten this great Drama series.

    We are STILL fighting for a 6th Season and there’s still time for you to sign up and take action with us. Together we can do this!

  115. Amy Pleasance
    Amy Pleasance February 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

    So many of us are disappointed with the ending of this amazing TV series, we want more! We want a better ending, we want Albion, we want Arthur to accept Merlin for who he really is! Join this campaign:!/merlin2return?fref=ts
    This campaign is dedicated to bringing merlin back and we will succeed! Come and help us! We have almost 6,000 members! We need more!

  116. Sidney
    Sidney February 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I found Merlin on Netflix in December. My family and I gave it a h!$ and were immediately hooked. Every night I announced to the family that it was time to see what Merlin was up to. We watched all the episodes that Netflix had to offer. I began a search to see if season 5 was available anywhere. I live in the US and season 5 is not yet available. What I did read, by accident, was how season 5 ends. I was shocked, hurt, and saddened. I can’t even share this news with my family because they haven’t seen any of season 5.
    I feel as if I lost a dear friend. PLEASE give Merlin a proper ending. We need a happy ending to this wonderful tale. There is enough sadness and heartache in the world. We watched this to escape all that. We need to see good triumph over evil and the hero be victorious.

  117. Ruth
    Ruth February 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Merlin finished here on Christmas Eve and two months later I am still grieving it’s loss. One of the best programs ever. I have been so affected by this that I joined a group working towards getting this program back and if there are fans out there that feel the same then join us and realise you are not alone. Twitter: @merlin2return

  118. JANE
    JANE February 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I’ve been following Merlin since it first aired in 2008. All that we had been led to believe throughout the series was Merlin’s Destiny, that when Arthur became King, Magic would be accepted in Camelot. What happened to that?! 10 mins during the very last episode is RIDICULOUS.. It was a rushed and bodged ‘end’.. when so many of the episodes were ‘wasted’ on old plot lines. Come on writers.. you can do better than that!!
    When I heard about the campaign on facebook Merlin2Return I joined up immediately as I believe this campaign WILL WORK!! So Join up.. what is stopping you?!

  119. Philip Butoyi
    Philip Butoyi February 25, 2013 at 3:16 am

    how could they cancel merlin? are they trying to tell us their creativity is so limited that they cant keep up such a good show. walking dead was to be cancelled but they listened to fans now they can afford 3million dollar budget per episode so stop being silly. Next series we’ll support is game of thrones.

  120. Stig L.
    Stig L. February 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Hello BBC and all Merlin fans!

    I wrote some of this text on another site and here it is again:

    First of all I hope that my English is more or less ok. I’m not used to write in English and I don’t think any of you can understand me if I wrote this in Swedish…

    I don’t know if BBC read our messages but in my opinion; the fifth Merlin series was a disaster and very tedious. I think that the BBC-writers had misunderstood the story. The name was (and hopefully will be) Merlin! Not Morgana! So, Please BBC! Make a sixth series. Use the legend and let Arthur return to life – remember that England’s great writer, A. Conan Doyle had to resuscitate Sherlock Holmes! His readers demanded that.
    Let the Sidhe/Vilia, who earlier cured Merlin, cure Arthur, (You can read about the celtic Sidhe in this book, ISBN 0936878053, by John Matthews) and let even Gawain come back. It seemed to me that he rather fainted than died, and let them all have some wonderful adventures together now that all know about Merlin’s gift, like that episode there Arthur and Merlin met Gawain the first time – and … what happened with the Fisher king’s land?
    By the way. There is one fantastic part of the Merlin production that never has been mentioned anywhere and that is the music! It’s extremely well composed, wonderfully orchestrated and used in the series.

    In my eyes the whole meaning of the production was that Merlin in the end demonstrated his abilities for all in Camelot, and Arthur, Merlin and the other friends after that would have some wonderful adventures together.

    And. One curious thing was when the ‘baby dragon’ was born the dragon said to Merlin that this little white baby dragon will bring fortune to Camelot. Well, he didn’t. Why? So, please BBC! Time for a sixth season…

    A good idea for the BBC’s Merlin writers, as I can understand the difficulties, is to ask the public for ideas to the episodes.

    Colin/Merlin and Bradley/Arthur and the others have now become my friends and I do not want to lose them! Do you? And for me, they are like two brothers who, after all, deep down love and respect each other!

  121. Isje
    Isje February 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Come on BBC! Don’t let it end this way. There are a lot of people who want a season 6! Look for us on Facebook (merlin2return)

  122. NorwayMerlinFans
    NorwayMerlinFans February 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I will me heartbroken if they dont make another season! Its not only the UK who are watching ! We love the series!!

  123. Lyuba Dutchak
    Lyuba Dutchak February 26, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Please bring the show back. There are many loyal fans who were not rewarded with the way this show had ended. Merlin should have had another season where Merlin’s power is revealed. It is unfair how the season ended! It was all for nothing! This should not have been the end and the story should have wrapped up with magic being practiced in Camelot and its people having Merlin as their protector and Arthur as their king.

  124. Kevin
    Kevin February 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Our family was just like Sydney’s (posted on the 24th of February). We started watching Merlin on Netflix and we *love* the show.

    One of the greatest things that my wife and I have found about the show is that the writing (so far, we are in season 1, episode 8) has not devolved into sensitive issues (i.e. se*uality).

    This way our young sons can watch it. Please BBC, bring it back. We want to watch them all.

    God bless.

  125. Hillary
    Hillary February 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Well canit believe Merlin actually ended. It would be nice to see the full story of what happended between the King and Merlin. This can’t end like this, atleast give us viewers season 6 to make us happy. Am addicted to this programme ,even my kids.

  126. Nasir
    Nasir March 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Well I cant believe Merlin actually ended,This can’t end like Come on BBC! Don’t let it end this way. There are a lot of people who want a season 6!PLEASE!!

  127. BASiQ
    BASiQ March 2, 2013 at 1:53 am

    We need a Season 6!!! Don’t let it die!

  128. Neil
    Neil March 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    although in the arthurian legends arthur does die, there are plenty of scenes the writers have altered that didn’t go according to the legends (i.e. Sir Lancelot). i just don’t see how they could let it end like this.

  129. dama
    dama March 4, 2013 at 2:35 am

    It is extremely disappointing that it was cancelled considering the numerous storylines they have left

    It would be nice to see the full story of what happended between the King and Merlin. This can’t end like this, atleast give us viewers more season to make us happy.

    Please bring the show back. There are many loyal fans who were not rewarded with the way this show had ended.

  130. Katrina enad
    Katrina enad March 5, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Pls. BBC,dont end Merlin. Let there be a season 6.

    CRISTINE JANE March 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I felt horrible when I checked that the final season was ended, it would be nice really if you had endeD it well..its really hanging.. WE NEED TO WATCH THE SEASON 6.. It’s just so unfair that MERLIN don’t have destiny with’s more like on DOOM .. :((( PLEASE BRING MERLIN BACKKKKKK!!!!

  132. icbedney
    icbedney March 5, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I haven’t even seen season 5 yet and I’m already bummed that there will be no season 6. PLEASE RENEW THE SHOW!!!

  133. Ahvi
    Ahvi March 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Please bring back Merlin. My family and I love the show. It’s a shame that it ended. Please hear the plea of us viewers. Who do you make shows for anyway? Us right? And we want Merlin.

  134. Tammy
    Tammy March 7, 2013 at 1:11 am

    How could they even think of ending Merlin the way they did. My family and I have been waiting five years for Merlin to truly be seen for the amazing character he is and what….. He finally reveals himself to Arthur and two days later he dies!!!!!! What is up with that? There needs to be at least another couple of seasons where Merlin can begin to grow as a sorcerer in front of others instead of behind closed doors and we can see Camelot once more start to embrace the beauty of magic instead of viewing it with fear and Hatred. BRING MERLIN BACK,,,,,,,,PLEASE!

  135. Alexandra van Caloen
    Alexandra van Caloen March 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    PLEASE give us at least one more episode.
    You cannot just leave us like that, on such a terrible ending! The characters deserve better!
    We have waited 5 long seasons for Arthur to discover Merlin’s magic and accept it, and what do we get?
    Less than 45 minutes of an agonizing Arthur that the most powerful sorcerer on Earth can’t even heal or transport a bit faster to the lake. Seriously? I mean, come on! Merlin and Arthur are a duo, the most wonderful team ever! We wanted to see them fight together, not watching Merlin cry, powerless, as his best friend dies exactly as it was prophesied! Makes you wonder…what was it all for, if Merlin and Arthur can’t even appreciate the full extent of everything they did for Albion?

  136. Evy Karambelas
    Evy Karambelas March 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I’ve been watching Merlin from the very first episode, and I’m so angry at BBC for pulling it out before the finale. I’LL NEVER WATCH ANY PROGRAM ON BBC AGAIN. What you did was very cruel to us faithful viewers.

  137. Tom Lipari
    Tom Lipari March 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    So the Magic has gone out of the writers.
    They will not write anything new on Merlin or elsewhere. They have no more new thoughts – Life ends as young adults with only the doldrums to live out.
    It cannot BE that there is nothing else to say.
    I urge the writers/producers to reinvigorate and see the adventures to come.
    I will miss the friendships.

  138. Tata
    Tata March 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I am from Russia. I want a sixth season. Please. I ask. It is necessary for us. After the crowd of fans in many countries wish to see the sixth season. So do it.

  139. Milwaukee Wisconsin Merlin Fans
    Milwaukee Wisconsin Merlin Fans March 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    BBC please make a season 6, it is truly a great show…

  140. peter neill
    peter neill March 10, 2013 at 3:42 am

    one day we will know the real reason why the show was cancelled, you really dont expect us to believe the cocamany story of wanting to end on a high note when the ratings were just as good on season 5 as they were on season one, no change….so why would a network cancel something so good unless there was another reason. like i said, we will find out some day

  141. zack
    zack March 10, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Hey guys this is not an spam or anything. all of you are fans as i’m please sign this petition

    Hope BBC will least consider of giving a season 9 for merlin

  142. dammyk
    dammyk March 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    i love merlin pls bring it back for the sake of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. Jenny
    Jenny March 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Please renew Merlin for another season or two or three…. It’s really the best show on television. Everytime I find a series that I look forward to each week, it ends up getting cancelled. Don’t let this be another disappointment for me – I’m counting on you, producers, and so are a lot of other fans. Save “Merlin”!!!!!

  144. Nameless
    Nameless March 10, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Merlin has been with me for many years and I cannot believe it must go. The ending literally left me in so much pain I could do nothing but cry and writhe in agony. I think a season 6 has so much potential – further interaction between Morgana and Arthur, Merlin and Arthur, the problems deriving from Arthur’s potential legalization of magic, etc, etc. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!

  145. Chaz
    Chaz March 12, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I’m a fan from Sri Lanka! Merlin was a great show and i hate how it was ended so suddenly! Please make a season 6!!

  146. Jeremy
    Jeremy March 12, 2013 at 5:11 am

    I would hate to see this show go away. I went through a lot of trouble to watch this last season because I live in the USA, where it doesnt even really broadcast and I finally catch up on the episodes just to find out that it got cancelled. It seems that if a show seems good and clean then its doomed to be cancelled. Everything else on TV seems to be a pathetic mind numbing reality show or sit-com. I have pretty much given up on today’s TV Broadcasters, I guess Ill just stick with my netflix and continue to boycott the Cable Television crap.

  147. Estisandy
    Estisandy March 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    MERLIN MUST RETRUN. It very painfull 4 merlin 2 end this way.pls bring merlin season 6 back 2 us.because we can’t wait.

  148. kamihya
    kamihya March 14, 2013 at 2:36 am

    I’m so mad right now that this show is ending like this.
    …finish the legend and keep your fans wanting more and keep your fans like me satisfied, please make a season 6, make this one the last. Make a come back like Jay-Z and see how many ratings you’ll get then. Please

  149. Allison
    Allison March 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    This is one of the best shows on TV. Do not leave us with out season 6 or reruns. PLEASE bring it back to everyone!!!!!

  150. Blonda24
    Blonda24 March 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Please make season 6, i whan t the story of Merlin and king Arthur to continue.I wan t to know what happened whith Arthur!!!!!Please!!!!!Or make a special episode for us, fans of Merlin!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE bring it back to everyone!!!!!

  151. Suzanna
    Suzanna March 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Merlin is not only a TV show…so let’s continue fighting for more Merlin and join the big global campaign or twitter @merlin2return. Other shows have been brought back by their fans…nothing is impossible!

  152. ice burg
    ice burg March 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Well I don’t have much to say or text cause merlin is I have luv , what am saying in excess is that there should act on season 6 cause am runing out of patience. There suppose to be season 6

  153. habiba
    habiba March 20, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Merlin cannot end this way . Why didn’t they use season 5 to let Arthur discover merlin magical powers at the beginning . Arthur could then realize what merlin all did for him. And the end of the story could then mean a magical fight between morgana and merlin.
    Bring back merlin…..please

  154. Sandra Gardner
    Sandra Gardner March 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the demise of this program. A program that we truly appreciated and enjoyed. We have yet to watch the final episode as it airs here this evening and we will look forward to watching together as a family shortly.

    We have tried to look ahead as we did not want to see or hear any spoilers as we can not believe the biggest spoiler of all and that is the end of the program.
    So to the cast and crew of Merlin, we say a very sad goodbye and only hope and pray that the ‘powers’ that be will hear the sounds of the fans and bring it back… of course that is if that is what the cast and crew would like as well…
    thanks for all you have given to your audiences around the world.

    On behalf of my family we will miss this show but wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

    The Gardner’s of Halifax,
    Nova Scotia, Canada

  155. Natasha
    Natasha March 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm


  156. Paul
    Paul March 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Just watched the last episode last night and so sad to see that this series is over.Our family has been watching it since the first episode and have never missed an episode. Sad to see trash shows continue and good family shows like Merlin cut short of what would be an epic program for years to come.I do wish it would continue but can only make a comment to voice my dissapointment to see such a show end. Sad to see a show made by BBC better than shows here in Canada and terminated. Sad to see it end…..please continue the series….always a fan

  157. Donna
    Donna March 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    i’m in Canada and I’m so disappointed in the ending of a great series. Obviously the producers are unable to see the huge international fan base and how popular the show is, or a decision to continue with season 6 and more would be an accomplished fact. Arthur and Merlin need to have the relationship we have all waited to see. Please reconsider and bring this show back be it in Arthurian era or in the 21st Century, Albion needs Arthur!

  158. Richard Rahl
    Richard Rahl March 25, 2013 at 12:34 am

    The BBC are just hypocritical morons, all channels gauge viewings on their respective programmes and renew if it does well but with regards to merlin they didn’t bother, it was popular here and in the states, also got ratings to more than justify a sixth season and the excuse to not renew was piss poor at best. To cancel a show that’s done so well deserved a sixth season and many are lobbying for it to happen so hopefully they will renew if they had an ounce of common sense.

  159. sraa
    sraa March 25, 2013 at 6:04 am


  160. Coty Bailey
    Coty Bailey March 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Please bring back this show. It has been the best show I have ever seen. And many people would love if it was brought back.

  161. Kim
    Kim March 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I kind of really really hate them for the way they ended the show. I’ve never loved a show this much and at the same hate so god damn much for the ending… it was just… poor Merlin… no happily ever after that’s for sure. It seems as if Merlin failed…
    All they needed was one more episode and it would’ve been perfect.
    That being said I’d love the show to have several more seasons though.
    I swear I’ve been trying to get over this show but every time I watch a new show I just end up compering it to “Merlin”…

    … What have you done to me…

  162. Audra
    Audra March 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Our young family has LOVED watching Merlin together. It is rare to find a good quality wholesome show the whole family can enjoy. We are watching it on Netflix right now and have reached Season 4. I will be in mourning when we finish the last episode of season 5!

  163. Vincent
    Vincent March 29, 2013 at 12:34 am

    How could cancel such a good show I used to watch it with my memaw we loved Merlin. I will forever miss my grandmother and every time I think of Merlin it reminds me of her, I wish you would reconsider.

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  165. Ariel
    Ariel March 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Please BBC make the sixth season of merlin.
    You don’t know how many people would be overjoyed to hear that it’s still continuing on. Think of the ratings of season 6, but most of all think of the fans.

  166. brume
    brume March 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    pls bring merlin back may be the show can go on till season6

  167. emma
    emma March 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Merlin and Arthur must return!

  168. Skills
    Skills March 31, 2013 at 4:33 am

    It can’t fit happen. Please bring the sixth series

  169. nazanin
    nazanin April 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

    i am a iranian girl… i love merlin so much. pls just one season. please merlin return. pls make the sixth season of merlin…….. we love merlin and arthur

  170. nazanin
    nazanin April 2, 2013 at 7:58 am

    pleaseee merlin come back

  171. Eve
    Eve April 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Please give us something, I can not stand the thought of all the main characters having an unhappy ending… I mean… With Arthur gone you’ve slaughtered the other characters happy ending! Don’t you feel at least a bit bad?!
    Gwen doesn’t even have an heir!
    And Merlin is all alone in the future! What the hell! It seems as if he’s been condemned to eternal misery!
    Bradley… Colin…. “Ended it well” my freaking ass!

  172. Sarah
    Sarah April 3, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Ever since I watched Merlin on Netflix, I was hooked! I’m so impressed with this fantasy drama series and even more amazed at how clean and funny it was, too! I, like everyone else, am disappointed about the last episode. Please bring Merlin back! There needs to be closure on this and the final episode was most certainly not that!

  173. Andy Simon
    Andy Simon April 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Here’s something I did earlier . . .
    Merlin; how the finale SHOULD have ended . . .

  174. Sarah
    Sarah April 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

    This is the problem with bbc messing around with programs and discontinuing them it really annoys me and the storys ending was so disappointing and boring its like merlin and arthur save the day and then arthur dies hurray the end no you dont end a good series like that i will no longer be watching any bbc channels since i only tuned in for merlin looks like bbc 2 will lose alot of watchers specially if they thinking of scrapping doctor who aswell what are you doing bbc seriously…

  175. Dave Wilz
    Dave Wilz April 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I have just finished watching the whole series from the start. I was hooked after the first few episodes. I feel absolutely gutted with with the ending. I am a grown man and felt like crying, it has saddened me so much. At least one new series should be made just to end the series on a high. Something like Arthur rises out of the water, resurected at albions time of need. And continues the sage along side Merlin, to rid the land of evil magic. Then end on a HIGH not damn low. Then we could all except its end BBC

  176. Darlene
    Darlene April 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I have only seen 2 episodes and I have watched the channel religiously but no Merlin. What happened? This is one of my favorite shows and I am heart broken over its being canceled.

  177. prabashana
    prabashana April 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I’m a person from a small country called Sri lanka.I watched all the series of merlin and its like a living in a dream world. I really want to see more.Please don’t end this beautiful TV series like this.Arther just found out about merlin’s powers. why add too much sorrows to the last part???not only This merlin series has magic, but also this have love, good friend ship,and many more please please please……make one more series..just one

  178. Jan
    Jan April 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    We waited for 5 seasons to see Arthur bring about a new era of peace and equality, only to be cheated of the promise in the final episode. Bring us season 6 … do not leave us heartbroken!

  179. M
    M April 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This show is my life. When Arthur died I felt like someone from my family died. I was crying for hours.

  180. Aishat
    Aishat April 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Merlin is the most educating and interesting seasonal film and for it not to have season 6 is a dissapointment. What about albion and the rest there should be more seasons of merlin.we fans will want merlin to continue

  181. Vidush
    Vidush April 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Pleas don’t end Merlin like this we were expecting next season of it ,

  182. ami
    ami April 8, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    please give us Merlin season 6. this is so unfair.5 years I watch this TV series.please don’t leave me and all the Merlin fans hart broken.please give us one more series.

  183. JAS
    JAS April 9, 2013 at 4:00 am

    It is amazing how far the love of Merlin has spread. It only aired on American TV for a year, but I went out of my way to find the series after. I don’t know if these make any difference, but just as fans from all over the world–I would like to say how much I enjoy this TV show and would like it to continue.

  184. Obi
    Obi April 10, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Please, Please, PLEASE!!! Bring back Merlin!!!!!!!!!!! We NEED a Season 6. It was a BRILLIANT show and it cannot end…It just CANNOT end!!!

  185. TheReal3DKnight
    TheReal3DKnight April 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

    For Love of Camelot. We and I hope for return of Merlin Series. And film to come out with same actors.Amazing series i have been.
    Forever with Merlin.Bring S6. 😀

  186. Evan
    Evan April 11, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I agree that this is the best TV show ever made. As a true die hard Merlin fan I was very disappointed with the rushed ending. However, unlike all of you, I still think there’s hope for a season 6.

    Here’s why. Just because someone dies doesn’t mean they can’t be brought back to life. Gaius mentioned something about the Shee people having the power to resurrect the dead (without using dark magic).

    I thought a good finale would have been Merlin giving his life to the lady of the lake (who truly does trap him in the real legend out of her love for him; fraya in the show) in return to save Arthur. Then Arthur returns to camelot and unbans magic but lets Gaius head a court to determine good magic from bad magic etc. Then Gaius could release merlin from the lady of the lake with magic and season 6 could be the GOLDEN years. As far as villains you could have some stipulation that Mordrid drank from the cup of life and only Excalibur could kill him. Then Kilagros the aging dragon takes in Ethusula the baby dragon and raises it to be good but with Mordrif trying to corrup it it the whole season and trying to bring Morgana back as a wraith or a shade.

    Oh well. I’m just a fan. Not a writer.

  187. Lenny
    Lenny April 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I am dead set sick of amazing shows being canceled. But this isn’t about the others I’ve gotten hooked on and having them taken away to shortly. This is about how all I’ve amung many others I know and have read are very disappointed with how they have ended this. Have been watching and dreaming of the day Merlin tells Arthur he has magic. And I just finish season 5 to find season 6 is a no go. After Merlin finally tells Arthur. This is bull. I’m lossing my faith in the people whom make shows or air them. as I belive there made or aired by people who don’t know a great show when it slaps them in the face. No way a show as great as Merlin can be left like this. I for one am highly disappointed in the entertainment people of this day and age. They are hopeless and have no respect for a good thing or the public anymore. There is so much crappy shows that run for ages and the great shows get taken off too soon or at there finest moment. I am very much angry with how you left Merlin amung the other shows that many creators or tv stations have taken from us. Such as Tera nova, doll house, moonlight, stargate universe and many more

  188. Ivan
    Ivan April 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Merlin,please come back! You became a part of our lives. A part of mine… All of you come back!

  189. Vivian Kendrick
    Vivian Kendrick April 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Just started the Merlin series the last 2 months…the best ever. We love it. I’m recommending it to all our friends in Austin, Texas. Please do another season and continue.

  190. Alex s
    Alex s April 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I would still like a 6th installment

  191. Annabeth
    Annabeth April 12, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I say they should do a movie. It is way cheaper and people merlin was a realy good show i actualy cried when i heard about it and even though they canceled it doesnt mean they did it on purpose it isnt their fault it is the other tv shows some overite merlin others dont so if you want to blame somebody blame the people that watch other shows. Whoever lives in texas and loves merlin and wants anothe season im starting a protest on june 8,2013 so whoever wants to come can come

    WHATTHEHECK April 13, 2013 at 2:12 am

    what a freaking joke on us. you know, I LOVE TV, but its no shock that about 99 percent of what I call “good TV” is now off the air.

    you make us love these characters, we show our loyalty watching weekly, renting on Netflix, and telling friends, and you reward us by claiming you took it as far as you wanted to, and end it without a suitable ending

    take a note from farscape, who got cancelled and still had the HEART to make a final movie(peacekeeper wars) to close out the story.

    you don’t have us waste 5 years for a non ending unless you want a “firefly” type fan reaction

  193. Nishara
    Nishara April 13, 2013 at 4:52 am

    please give us merlin season 6.we are desperatly waithing for the new seson

  194. genesis
    genesis April 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Pleaseee. Bring back Merlin

  195. Leon harrion ewah
    Leon harrion ewah April 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Noooooooooo!!!!!!merlin can’t was really a great show.i was hoping that merlin could reach a series 10,the way i saw it.merlin was the only thing i use to entertain myself once am back from school apart from music.please bring back merlin it cant just end like that!!!

  196. Someone who wants Merlin back!!
    Someone who wants Merlin back!! April 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t know what I will do anymore! Every time my friend comes over we jump on the couch and put Merlin in! I don’t know what I will do when we finish watching all the episodes!!! My life will end!!!! I don’t know what to do anymore!!! :( :( :( Season 6!!! Season 6!!! Season 6!!

  197. Stephanie
    Stephanie April 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

    For REAL we need Season 6 and i need Season 5 on Netflix!!!!!!! I just got caught up until Season 4. What the hey ,they cant leave people wanting to see more!!!!!

  198. lorraine simone
    lorraine simone April 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Please dont cancel merlin it the best show on tv,i have every season on dvd,you have to make a season 6.please.

  199. Sue Hnilicka
    Sue Hnilicka April 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I can’t believe that you would retire a show that is the best ever made. And the amount of viewers should testify to that! We sit down as a family, turn off the lights, make popcorn and crank up the volume. I just bought season 5 and had no idea that this was the last one. Sadness! Bring it back!!!

  200. Nali
    Nali April 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

    We want MERLIN BACK!!!!

  201. Sue Mc
    Sue Mc April 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

    By now most fans who have seen the final episodes and/or bought the dvds for their commentaries will understand that no-one cancelled the show. But I think it speaks volumes that fans are STILL posting here and asking for more episodes FOUR MONTHS after the finale aired in the UK. This show was more than just an escape from reality TV and more than just a fantasy. We fell in love with these characters and WE WANT MORE! What happended to the building of Albion…still only HINTED at during Season 5? How come the “White Dragon that bodes well for Albion and the future that Arthur and Merlin will build” … in the end, didn’t?? Why, when the show had nothing in common with any Arthurian legend, did it have to revert to legend for the end? It just doesn’t sit right. WE NEED MORE!!

  202. Mayr
    Mayr April 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I was shocked frankly at the cancellation of this show. This is one of the best examples of family entertainment on the global market today. There many of us who have joined the Merlin2Return global family to voice our deep sadness at the cancellation of this fantastic program in hopes of affecting change and bringing back the show. We ask all who post here to join us if you haven’t already done so. Thanks for your time. Long live Merlin!!!!

  203. JANE
    JANE April 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Bring MERLIN back! We want more of Colin Morgan & Bradley James and their magic!

  204. Miguel
    Miguel April 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Merlin ha sido una serie realmente fascínate, que cautivado miles de fans en todo el mundo, los cuales como yo han estado esperando el momento en que Arturo supiera la verdad sobre Merlin y ambos compartieran el secreto en nueva temporada.
    Al parecer la BBC no lo quiso así, ojala cambien de idea y se logre hacer esa 6ta temporada que todos queremos ver con un Arturo ¡VIVO! Y conocedor del secreto de Merlin.

  205. Linda
    Linda April 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    to stop Merlin was a biiiig mistake !!!! BBC you have angered many ppl from all over the world and in so they will just Not trust any show from you . you titled Merlin as a family show I would NOT let any child / teen or any one see the last episode.
    and NO BBC unlike what you say the show did not revert to the legend in the end AS YOU know the legend dasn’t end like this .
    BUT we the PPL fight for what we love unlike u BBC who do NOT fight for us !
    Join us:, twitter: @merlin2returns.


  206. nurul husnina
    nurul husnina April 22, 2013 at 6:58 am

    we must bring merlin back.i also dissapoited about the can not end up with so.we want it better and more.where countries allow magic?we can not see it.BECAUSE THE SHOW IS END!!come on…help merlin to return..we must do this..

  207. ballzenough
    ballzenough April 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    just saw finale, such a waste of a fine show. it was all so ..they could was too soon with all the.. will we ever know about..? it was gonna get real good but…its all so depressing. anyway, a semi truck & merlin in final scene , i loose that bet every time.

  208. J Marie
    J Marie April 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    My family is sad this series was cancelled and would love to see it come back. We found it on Netflix and were hooked. It is one of the few shows we can enjoy as a family, and yet it interested each and every one of us. One of the best written, well played series in a long, long time. I too would be thrilled to see it come back for another year (and more). Thanks for the show BBC while it lasted. An all time family favorite!

  209. CeeDee
    CeeDee April 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    This Is Very Typical Of The BBC Network just when you start to LOVE And ENJOY A Series they end it To Quote The Brits “What The Bloody Hell Is Wrong With You” Merlin should come back it is one of the best programs on your network if not the BEST If You Need to get rid of something PLEASE End That Orphan Black Rubbish It Is pure CRAP And Needs To Go. We As Merlin Fans Where Robbed We Have Waited 4 Seasons for Arther To Find Out About Merlin’s Magic and when he dose You Kill Him OFF!!!!!!!!!!IDIOTS We Wanted Fun With Magic And Arther The Chance To See Them Become The Great Friends That Some Stories Proclaim Them To Be,To See Magic Welcomed Back To Camelot And To Watch The Glory Of Arther Become A Great King There Is So Much More Even though it ended the way it did there is still a chance to fix it,to give us the stories we Have Waited to see To Let Us The Fans Of Such A Phenomenal Program Enjoy what We have Waited Four Seasons to Enjoy You Has A Network At This Time Have Made Me Leary To Keep Up With You I mean How Can I When Just as I get Involved With A Program Your Going To Pull It I May Just Get Involved With Another And Then You Might yank That One Too(no worries on Orphan Black though) I Will Never Get Involved With That Tripe That Really STINKS PULL That One And BRING BACK MERLIN

  210. Naomi
    Naomi April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I come from Germany and simply love Merlin. There aren’t many British shows that make it over to Germany but this one was a real hit. I’m devistated that there won’t be a sixth series!!! Please guys, change your minds!!!

  211. Annabeth
    Annabeth April 26, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I moved to england just 8 weeks ago and found out the real reason they canceled merlin they lost the two main characters aurther and merlin to another show or movie it is very upsetting and i have a huge crush on merlin aka collin morgan i realy love the show but will never watch the last two episodes and lady morgana is dating merlin

  212. simona
    simona April 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    please resume the 6th season of Merlin…it is the best show we have ever seen in the past 20years…it cannot end like this….

    I am a 40 yrs old that was brought back into a child world and loved it….BBC – Producers – actors you have to do one more season for us …please

  213. Sam
    Sam April 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    There are so many ways that they could usher in a season 6..example(Aurther was not the real Aurther, but someone else under a spell…hehe..”And now for what really happened to Aurther at the end of season 5″…….yes another great season would be largely accepted with open arms. There’s always hope!

  214. momo
    momo April 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    hej bring back merlin don’t you listen to the public one more season please.

  215. Pavithri
    Pavithri April 30, 2013 at 6:19 am

    A great king and a Great Sourcerer
    Emrys and Arthur……
    Two Destined Friends…..
    An eternal Bond…..

    we are enchanted……
    please give us another season….
    our love for Camelot is endless….

    There’s always hope that
    Arthur will rise again…
    we are waiting for that era..

  216. bgurrl
    bgurrl May 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    They could have at least have Amr , Gwydre, or Llacheu be born.

  217. emioy
    emioy May 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    its bradley james fault the show was cancelled due to his selfish, I quit, I dont care attitude to the fans!

  218. amanda
    amanda May 7, 2013 at 2:06 am

    PLEASE!!! MORE!!! Season 6!!! Work it out!

  219. Samantha
    Samantha May 8, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I just finished watching all seasons and episodes of Merlin. I was amazed at how well it turned out, it had become one of my favorite shows, considering I watch 23 shows a year and Merlin being within the top 3, I’d say you have done a hell of a job, BUT the way you left off…. well I will say it was a great ending however, I had hoped that we would see Merlin save Arthur they would return to Camelot and we could see the bond between the two boys change and grow, I would have really liked to see how they brought magic back and the struggles they would face in trying to filter out the bad from the good.

    This show made me laugh, cry, smile, angry, I truly felt as though we as viewers could feel so much of what the characters were going though that it made it realistic enough to us that our emotions responded accordingly. I hope to see the show picked up, or to see a movie made. I can’t express how well I think you would do or how pleased you would make the fans. Ending a show like Merlin after the fans have become so attached only makes them shy away from future shows, for fear, that it will only end in the same way.


  220. Bob
    Bob May 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Merlin was my favorite show and it really disappoints me to hear that they have canceled it. Like it even better then Doctor Who!


  221. Emele Cyprian .C.
    Emele Cyprian .C. May 9, 2013 at 4:56 am

    this is unbelieveable, i am so so disappointed how can it be that the only movie am interested on is to end this way No it can’t be please i need more season of this marlin because i was thinking that that camelot is about who marlin is and honor him for his might. Oh no i can not say more but all interest is for more seasons.

  222. Emele Cyprian .C.
    Emele Cyprian .C. May 9, 2013 at 5:08 am

    return it pieeeeeaz for goodness sake its so interesting

  223. Glenn T Westdahl
    Glenn T Westdahl May 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    More Merlin! it is probably one the more enjoyable, clean, well produced, directed series in a long time! Keep it going!

  224. Lisa Korten
    Lisa Korten May 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I must know what happened to the white dragon. Please don’t end the show.

  225. Joe
    Joe May 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

    It is disgraceful that they ended this show with so much more to say.. and they promised us year after year something which DID NOT HAPPEN! What is with that? Bring it back.. Season 6 and more.

  226. Sophie
    Sophie May 12, 2013 at 3:42 am

    We can’t just sit and wait and hope for merlin 2 return we must ACT!!
    Juin us: :
    Only If we all act together we will bring Merlin back 😀

  227. Amanda
    Amanda May 13, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Disappointing… I’ve been hesitant to watch the final 5th season cause I’d been hearing about the end very bluntly from my friend (who refused to spoil it to me). I know I’m among fans who have since season 1 been waiting and at the edge of my seat for the episode when Merlin would reveal his magic to Arthur. And they end it just like that, killing Arthur? That…drains all my desire to bother with the 5th season. I might pretend it doesn’t exist… -__-

  228. jamie
    jamie May 14, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Cancelling merlin is really heartbreaking. Devoted fans have followed growing each year. You don’t leave a show with people wanting more in the sence of anger for it back. Theres so much to tell. So much further you could go. I mean even just an alternat season 5. There are differnet futures to be told why not have fun with that? You leave a crowd of loyal fans satisified and hapoy, not sad or dissapointed wanting more so badly.

  229. Angela in Kentucky
    Angela in Kentucky May 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Please Bring back Merlin! I never knew about the series until a few weeks ago and now to my disappointment season 5 was the end!
    Disappointed in the U.S.A.

  230. Rebecca
    Rebecca May 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I can’t believe that the show is over I think that I might just cry!! :'(

  231. Destiny
    Destiny May 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I can’t believe the show is over!! I literally cried when I found out they were cancelling it!!!!! It is such an AMAZING show with action and adventure and most importantly, magic! There are so few good shows anymore, but this one is just great. I really wish they decide to bring it back!!! If they do I will be sooooooo happy! Although if they don’t……I wish the best of luck to the actors, they are all so amazing so I am looking forward to see if they will be in any other movies or shows. ‘Merlin’ is great and I with cry with tears of joy if they brought it back!

  232. Joann
    Joann May 20, 2013 at 5:42 am

    I am more than sad, I am mad. I watched all of these years, waiting to see the interaction between Arthur and Merlin, only to have them kill Arthur off and walk away. I heard about it before it hit the US airwaves, I went on line, fast forwarded to the end in time to see him die and that was the last I viewed of any of the Merlin series. I refused to spend one more second of time devoted to a franchise who could care less about the fans. The writers, the producers … I will never, ever watch any other projects they have anything to do with and will try to stay away from anything the BBC has it’s hands in as they just don’t give a rats butt about completing a story line, just dump it in the middle and walk away. It was the worst of all possible choices to end anything. HATED IT!

  233. John
    John May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I am very disappointed with the cancellation of the Adventures of Merlin.Please consider to produce season 6.We love the movie so much.
    From Zambia, Africa

  234. Bob
    Bob May 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Merlin finally tells Aurthur who he is and you cancel??? What’s wrong with you people???? WE WANT MORE!!!!!

  235. Connie
    Connie May 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    My husband and I love this show and look so forward to Fridays so we can watch…. Please reconsider and add another season!!! Why end a good thing!

  236. johnny
    johnny May 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I was left a little disappointed with the ending… I mean I loved the show but the last two episodes felt rushed and I felt like when the Dragon said Arthur would live again and then he didn’t I was like WHAT?!?! WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU DO THAT?!?! Merlin’s journey wasn’t complete and I feel that a good season 6 to wrap everything into a tidy bow would be if they showed sorcery coming back to being okay and Merlin at Arthur’s side, Arthur being alive of course…. and Guinevere having a baby for a successor…. I think that would be a very satisfactory end.

  237. Viraj
    Viraj May 29, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    MERLIN was my favourite show ever ever!!! But end like this Can’t accepted..please don’t end it like this. For all Sri Lankan fans….

  238. mahesh wanigasooriya
    mahesh wanigasooriya June 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Bring back merlin for us season 6,7 don’t care how long

  239. suvimal
    suvimal June 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    u BBS suckss.y the hell u guys canselled merlin.its end was really unfair

  240. mahesh wanigasooriya
    mahesh wanigasooriya June 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I think arthur should rise again with a happy ending hope you will do a justice for merlin fans.for all srilankan merlin fans.
    Bring back merlin for us season 6,7 don’t care how long.

  241. chathurangi vidnika
    chathurangi vidnika June 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    bring back merlin for us

  242. Lucero Canales
    Lucero Canales June 2, 2013 at 2:58 am


  243. Malith Rehan
    Malith Rehan June 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Bring back merlin for us.we need season 6 arthur should be rise again.Sir Gwain also.we need more

  244. Malith Weerasinghe
    Malith Weerasinghe June 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

    We need more episodes of merlin we want to see arthur alive.there should be a justice for merlin.for all merlin fans merlin must return.BBC please

  245. Dilhani Weerasinghe
    Dilhani Weerasinghe June 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I Love Arthur and merlin you should bring back merlin for us please with a happy ending

  246. Rhonda Auman
    Rhonda Auman June 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I absolutely love The Adventures of Merlin; the way that it is written, the interaction of the characters, the directing and the actors are all superb! It is my favorite TV show on, or it was! I would love to see this wonderful show continue to see the interaction of Merlin and Arthur now that Arthur knows who Merlin really is and what part he has played in his rise to the throne. I am heartbroken that my favorite characters are no more, except in reruns. Please reconsider….

  247. Beth Taylor
    Beth Taylor June 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Please re-do the ending, at least on the DVD. Give us a chance to fantasize that Arthur and Merlin continue on with many more adventures. There are so many potential stories that can be imagined, with Arthur, Merlin, and Gwen, and Gaius together. And give Gaius back his pre-season 5 dignity. His last words to Merlin – he will have his favorite foods ready for him upon his return trying to save Arthur? Come on, I’m sure that would not be a response from anyone in that situation.

  248. Daniel
    Daniel June 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    The final episode was such a disappointing end to the show so many questions unanswered so sad to see the series end like that :(

  249. James Sanders
    James Sanders June 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    You finally put a good tv show on and them cancel it. What about Merlin at the end walking down the road in the future? What is all that about??????!??

  250. Dan
    Dan June 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Sorry, late to the party. We just finished the final episode. I’m about to give up on anything on BBC. Do British studios have some type of fear of success? Whenever something begins to truly be popular, the studios decide to quit producing the show. Merlin, Torchwood, the past short season of Dr. Who and a number of others I could name.

  251. Cassie
    Cassie June 13, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Please bring merlin back!! Im lost with out it and so much still left un told please bring it back!!!

  252. Kahla
    Kahla June 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I had no clue that this show even existed until I came across it on Netflix. I instantly fell in love with it and I really can’t believe that they would end the show just like that. It deserves a 6th season. But I came across some confusion, is the 6th season being aired in France and if so how will we be able to watch it if you live in the U.S.


  253. Todd
    Todd June 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Please bring Merlin back. This is one of the greatest shows on TV. As a fan, I was heart broken that the story ended so abruptly. We waited five seasons to see the dynamics of Merlin and Arthur play out. Write a great script that will entice the cast to come back. Please, bring this great show back. You have a worldwide base of fans to support the show.

  254. betul
    betul June 23, 2013 at 9:42 am

    MERLIN come back !

  255. Clara Kowal
    Clara Kowal June 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I swear on my soul, if Merlin doesn’t return, all will be lost to whom decimated it.

  256. rudy
    rudy July 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Still bussy with season 5 but already dredding the end. It only just aired in south africa. Why does this always happen. Great show but no one to back it up. The suits just dont seem to care about the viewers. Yes it may have lost viewers but why alienate the fans still watching. I feel betrayed. It sad and dissapointing. It makes me want ro turn towards books – at least they usually get to give us great endings and listen to their fans. Cheers guys. Hopefully i will get over this

  257. Zulema
    Zulema July 12, 2013 at 2:22 am

    This cannot be the end, we don’t know if Merlin came back to Camelot, or if Gwen accepts magic in the kingdom, and I will NOT accept that Gwaine is dead until they give him a proper goodbye, I still have the hope that he is alive *cries*

  258. josh
    josh July 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    This is my all-time FAVORITE show. I literally cried at the ending, which never happens, and have spent the last week since i wrapped it up in a terrible depression, eating nothing but cookies, BBQ,and chocolate milk. If there is not another season, i am convinced it will seriously damage my psychological health. Which is pathetic, but probably true.

  259. andrew
    andrew July 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    please bring merling back
    i am 10 years old and the end brought me tears
    just do it!!!

  260. El
    El July 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This is a series that has a HUGE number of followers, who all want the series to continue. Please reconsider. Based on the actual story, this could easily go into Author’s old age. Even if the actors had to be changed, it would be sad, but this may just be one series that could withstand it. Think about it; there’s money to be had!

  261. Ann
    Ann July 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Please please bring Merlin back it was such an amazing show, it left me wanting more, i am soooo sad :(

  262. MH
    MH July 17, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I just started watching Merlin and I am so in love with the movie. BBC you cannot be serious about taking this off the air ? Give it time, give it the publicity, it is a wonderful and new series. Please keep it going !! The fans are growing. I hope that someone in BBC will listen.

  263. Michelle
    Michelle July 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Please bring it back. We are watching via Netflixs and I dont want it cancelled. :'( gonna cry when its over.

  264. Evie
    Evie July 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    How can Merlin end?? This was by far the best show I’ve ever watched! It didn’t feel like a show, either. I could really share emotions with the characters. I’m so sad and disappointed that this show ended.. It brought me to tears.
    There HAS to be more! It CAN’T end like this!

  265. Merlin is awesome
    Merlin is awesome July 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Please have a sixth season of Merlin. I was in tears the second the fifth season ended. I’m only eleven. Please, I dont care if it’s in modern times or not. There just has to be a sixth season. WHO’S WITH ME?

  266. Heather Woolery-Hunnel
    Heather Woolery-Hunnel July 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I want more…! I love this show. PLEASE Arthur I love u

  267. Pinkerbel
    Pinkerbel July 25, 2013 at 2:13 am

    How terribly disappointing.

  268. vance
    vance July 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Just got done watching merlin on netflix and it’s ridiculous how’s Merlin ended so abruptly. It’s like they build up to a climax then stopped in the middle of it. What’s the point of the whole series then?

  269. iLeNe
    iLeNe July 26, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Please I’m begging you.. bring MERLIN back.. season 6 please.. I’m very sad, no words can describe the sadness I feel. What am I gonna do with my life now? :(

    —One of the many Merlin fans from the Philippines

  270. mena
    mena July 27, 2013 at 1:14 am

    For me it is not that Merlin finished , but the way it finished. Killing Arthur, and leaving all the promises unrealised. I would be happy if a new ending is edited, not dificult in a land of magic and tv. With the original cast. Two or three episodes using scenes of the last 2 eps and some new scenes with the original cast shouldnt be that hard to put together. There are thousands of fans disapointed, are we not worth a tiny sacrific?

  271. Ashley
    Ashley July 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Hey, I just wanted to say that Merlin is an amazing show, not only does it show courage and love, but also to face things that aren’t good. Its one of the rare shows that is a family fun movie! I hate to hear that it is canceling and I would really hope to see it continue. I think this show and its fans deserve another season. It would not only mean a lot to me, but to the whole public (and world) as a whole! I just say to consider it! I know i wouldn’t bother watching another TV show than this… please listen to the public. I’ve just been hooked on it, and the characters. Please listen to the public.

  272. Amyanna Bryan
    Amyanna Bryan July 31, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Plain & simple the people want to be heard. Bring something to appease this fans, preferably more Merlin.

  273. patty
    patty August 7, 2013 at 3:33 am

    it was the worst choice ever made. How on earth do you end such a nice epic as merlin in that way. I was seriously dissapointed when i leart that there would be no a season six :-(
    i believe it was a series being watched all over the world and it was no justice to dissapoint all those fans all over :-C
    i seriously hope that you guys will come up with the sixth and seventh series asap :-)

  274. Cindy
    Cindy August 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I am not finished with season 5 and can’t because I don’t want it to end AND end that way. Maybe someday I will watch it. For now, I just re-watch the episodes. I have only re-watched about 3-5 shows on my lifetime. Merlin is one of them.
    Fabulous show.

  275. JJ
    JJ August 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    How can BBC end Merlin after only 5 seasons when they let Doctor Who run indefinitely!?!

  276. brianne
    brianne August 13, 2013 at 12:18 am

    NO i cried when Aurthur died you have to keep it going, bring him back or something. YOU HAVE TO OR I WILL DIE. please please conitue it. you have to it will still be a huge hit!

  277. Spens99
    Spens99 August 16, 2013 at 1:25 am

    This is the best show you have. Do not do what every other show does, cancel a proven great show for an unproven show that will be crap. Bring back season 6 or do a movie. Loads of people watch it in the states.

  278. Jgirl18
    Jgirl18 August 17, 2013 at 1:56 am


  279. Rebecca
    Rebecca August 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Finished!!! No!!!!! There are many more stories to tell!! Please continue BBC. British family TV at its best. We are all devastated.

  280. Rod
    Rod September 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    You fall in love with the plot, cast, and deep story lines then it is over. No silver lining and only a void to carry on. If the intention was to hurt fans and teach a lesson then lesson learned. All things have to end. But so much is left to be explored. We will be talking about this for years to come maybe that was the point. I won’t beg. But my wife and Isure wish there coukd be more. We respect the decision and applaud the writers for utterly breaking our hearts, but making it so we never fully move on. Great job to the actors!!!!!

  281. buikem
    buikem September 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Plz merlin can’t end like dat,so many of my frnds here in Nigeria are in absolute confusion .plz BBC help us.goodwork to the actors and production crew.

  282. Preetham D'silva
    Preetham D'silva September 14, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Just saw the last episode online last night…and I had the same reaction!! My wife, and daughters and I are HUGE fans of Merlin ever since we saw the first episode online! We all felt letdown that it had to end that way!!! I consoled the kids telling them that there would HAVE TO BE a Season 6 that happens in the current day and age…and so I do HOPE it happens!! Bu then again…give us more of Merlin in the Camelot that we have grown to love! Give us more of Guinivere and Gaius and Perceval and Gwayne and of course, Arthur…and yes, even Morgana!!!!

  283. uditha
    uditha September 21, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I am a sri lankan i have the same sad feeling an others plz make season 6

  284. sunnet
    sunnet September 25, 2013 at 4:21 am

    well.I am from Iran .another continent and I am one of the strongest fans of Merlin.I know many here that are waiting for you to start S06 .please this is ridicules to finish it up like this ,it has enough potential for 4 to 5 more season.listen to your fans.we are begging you to renew your contracts.I hope you will hear us.

  285. patience
    patience September 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I love merlin’m begging u please pleeee..:..ase .bring Merlin back

  286. patience
    patience September 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I’m from zambia even in Africa we love merlin please make us a season 6

  287. Avishka
    Avishka October 27, 2013 at 7:38 am

    All of us enoyed all seasons of Merlin, but it was ended without a conclusion. where is new Albion kingdom? So we are kindly requesting from BBC to make season 6 to make the great magician back and to make the film fulfiled. thank u. we need season 6 quick.

  288. omi
    omi October 28, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Please BBC be kind to release merlinseason 6…otherwise people will hate you plz plzzzz um from sri Lanka :(

  289. Carrie
    Carrie November 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Please please BBC! Bring merlin back! I watched all of it on netflix and I a seriously distraught at the ending. It’s was so unfulfilling! I hoped merlin and Arthur would rule Camelot with magic, for many many years, I understand Arthur must die, but why so soon? Please, it’s all I think about all day, for weeks now. Hands down the best show I’ve seen in such a long time. The true love between the characters, was perfect.

  290. Carrie
    Carrie November 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I’m from Tennessee USA, me my husband and my 7yr old son love the show

  291. Karen
    Karen November 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Please bring Merlin back , it was brilliant !! I so looked forward to Saturday night !!

  292. Ellie
    Ellie December 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Please please bring back merlin, the rushed ending doesn’t do justice for such a brilliant programme :(

  293. becky salamone
    becky salamone December 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    It’s been a year, and I’m still heartbroken.

  294. leroy
    leroy January 2, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Please put the show back on the air nerlin is one of my favorite shows it breaks my heart to see it ending

  295. Mele
    Mele January 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Please return Merlin I’m 13 years old and I am really interested in the series retelling the aurthurian legend of King Arthur. I always wish for the series to return and also tell my siblings but they think it’s nonsense. It’ll never return. This is why I’m begging you please return Merlin and same actors/ actresses back. Not only this will make me happy and excited but it will make millions of Merlin fans worldwide happy aswell. I know you can’t bring it back it’s understandable but at least try not because you were told but for your good heart and you listening to all the disappointed fans all around the world. PLEASE!!!! Thank you……. – Mele

  296. Dear god
    Dear god January 20, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I am so pissed at the ending. It must continue. Or there will be hell to pay!!! Dragoooonnnn!!!!!

  297. Susanne Flegel
    Susanne Flegel January 24, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Merlin Fans are still fighting for another Season of the British TV show
    Have you heard of the heartbreak on Christmas 2012? Millions of solemn faces from children, parents, and grandparents alike were unable to spread Christmas cheer because of a tragedy that warped their holiday spirit. Now as that day approaches again, so does the 1st anniversary of the British TV show Merlin’s bitter conclusion. Even so, one man who was called to action brings a strategy of hope to combat the bellicose feelings lingering among this worldwide fan base.
    Five days after “The Diamond of the Day Part 2” aired in the UK on BBC, one man outfoxed the heartache with the spirit of King Arthur from legends by creating a page on Facebook. With his “Merlin – Join if You Want to Bring Merlin Back” page, fans had the chance to defend themselves, and though he humbly chose to remain anonymous, he strived to find others who would stand with him in his fight to save the show. What he has discovered is inspiring.
    To many, Merlin was unprecedented entertainment. It was known for its stories of magic, friendship and humor, being a form of escapism for viewers of all ages and nationalities. Each person warmly invited the characters Merlin, Arthur, Gwen and Morgana into their homes week after week, not as visitors, but as beloved family members who they were happy to see. But the producers chose to end the show on a death note: Merlin wandered into present day waiting for King Arthur’s return and Queen Guinevere became the only heir for the lost kingdom of Camelot.
    Fans all around the globe felt the betrayal as promises were left unfulfilled and doom withered the story they watched for 5 years. Now nearly 13,000 of them have joined the Merlin 2 Return campaign, inspired by other shows like Supernatural and Roswell that were saved by fan campaigns like this one. Their unity without a doubt proves the universal pain caused by Merlin’s finale.
    13 months have passed since the campaign head started Merlin 2 Return. A worldwide core team, who resembles the Knights of the Round Table, helps him across many social networks, encouraging members to keep believing. Together they have received awareness from acclaimed businesses Cards in the Post and The American Candy Company and sent postcards, cherry lifesaver candies, and fan-created ideas to BBC, ShineTV, alongside the main cast in hopes their deeds will motivate these professionals to bring Merlin back. In the process, the campaign has received an official letter from Alex Mahon, the CEO of ShineTV, stating her support and telling members that she’ll inform them when she has new information to tell regarding Merlin.
    Not all has been positive for Merlin 2 Return. During their year-long journey, fans have received rejections on more than one occasion from important people in the entertainment industry. One example is when they united to send parcels full of cherry lifesavers to the BBC Head of Drama, Ben Stephenson, with the request that the sweets be donated to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. There was no appreciation shown in regards to the time and money fans set forth and in fact, they were even denied any further knowledge in the matter by Mr. Stephenson himself.

    Merlin 2 Return is a non-profit organization with members located worldwide, including in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Malaysia, and Egypt. On a voluntary basis, many of them have united to create their very own Camelot, a network based on non-discrimination and respect for mankind.
    The head of the Campaign, who founded this organization on December 29th, 2012, stands strong with close to 13,400 Merlin fans ready to confront the production team, ShineTV, and BBC for accountability on the sudden cancellation and tragic end of Merlin. Merlin 2 Return’s appeal is for the main cast members Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie Mcgrath, and Angel Coulby to reprise their roles in Merlin, and for ShineTV to carry on making Merlin, giving fans the resolve they need after suffering the betrayal that will otherwise damage the reputable image of the production companies and networks responsible.
    To learn more about the Merlin 2 Return campaign, contact the founder at

  298. Shederon
    Shederon February 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I am so disappointed that Merlin was cancelled. I really enjoyed looking at it on sunday’s on Syfy. Really hope that you change your minds about doing a season 6 for those of us who enjoyed watching Merlin and the way he kept things going. I am a Merlin fan also Arthur, Guinevere, Morgana the whole knight theme was very fascinating and I was looking forward the next season very sorry you feel that it was not good enough to warrant another season. Hopefully the producers, directors and actors will rethink this decision. Hope to see it in the future.

  299. Luke
    Luke February 18, 2014 at 1:09 am

    When my friend first told me to watch this show i thought it seemed dumb but ever since the day i started watchin this on netflix this has been the best show ever. I just finished the last episode at 12:00 am and have never been so disappointed. You tried to fit to much into the last episode. Instead you had Arthur learn about Merlin mogona die Arthur die and then see merlin in the future walking the streets. The last episode has to be the worst i wanted Arthur to live to see merlin use magic even more and even if Arthur died i would have wanted Gwen to to meet the real merlin. This show was definetly cut short. This show could easly go on another 1 or 2 seasons.

  300. Bambi
    Bambi February 24, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Well everything comes to its end; but we TV lovers always want our favorite shows keep on in continuation. I really admire Merlin and still want to have it back on TV, because it left many question behind in the last episode of 5th Season, such as “As the dragon said Author will raise again”, “How Merlin working on street of modern Albion(England)”, and so many others; but still I admire that writer has concluded it is a very beautiful manner.
    I hope to see you again Merlin in future. Love from Bambi!!

  301. tyesha
    tyesha February 24, 2014 at 2:59 am

    i will admit that the ending of merlin season 5 , really upset mr to see it end but i lived watching it on syfy here in the u.s. , at first i didnt get into the show but then i did and i want it to continue so i ask please bring it back .

  302. Maggie
    Maggie March 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    This needs one more season! How can that be the ending of such a legendary tale! Arthur needs to come back ‘when Avalon is at it’s time of need’. So make another season about his return!

  303. Merlinfan
    Merlinfan March 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Please bring merlin back!!!!! It is not fair to the public to leave us hanging!!! We want merlin back!!!

  304. Kiya
    Kiya April 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Please bring Merlin back I love that show. It really sucks every time I get really into a show, it gets canceled just like THE LEGEND OF THE SEEKER. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE BOTH SHOWS BACK UP AND RUNNING FOR ANOTHER SEASON OR 2 AND MAYBE A MOVE. THIS REALLY BITS, NOW THERE IS NOTHING GOOD TO WATCH ON TV ANYMORE.

  305. Sherry
    Sherry April 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Dear BBC, Merlin was one of the best tv series we have ever watched after Robin Hood..Indeed it is a disappointment to watch such a series to be end in such a hurry. There are many fans around the world for the series & it’s a pity if you just let them down.. Please consider Merlin season 6 as it had become a part in our life which we honestly value. Wish the crew & the cast all the best!
    Sherry from Sri Lanka

  306. zubair
    zubair April 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    we want back the merlin
    bbc ……. i love merlin tv show

  307. Entertainment and Gossip
    Entertainment and Gossip May 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Merlin was the best movie i ever watch

  308. scharone
    scharone May 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I can not live without merlin…..pleasssssssssseeeeee come back!

  309. Sprinkler
    Sprinkler June 2, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Plz bring the tv show back I. Loved it so much just finished it on Netflix it needs to come back the BBC can make money off of it so will you guys at BBC plz put the tv show back on air.

  310. Vanessa
    Vanessa June 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Yes I am sad that Merlin only had 5 seasons.
    Isn’t there room for at least one more season where Arthur and Merlin have adventures together but Merlin is now his advisor and not his servant?
    I am sure the writers can think of lots of interesting stories for these 2 characters. All the other characters are great as well. Great cast, what a shame to end it!

  311. Theodore
    Theodore June 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    They actually left Merlin in an interesting position. Where they could bring Arthur back in Modern times because as The Great Dragon said that Arthur would rise again when Albions needed him again. The last scene in the series had Merlin walking past the lake where he had put Arthur’s body obviously checking to see if that day was the day for Arthur to rise. I don’t believe any motion picture or TV series that was live action told the story of Arthur Rosen in modern times.

  312. ELLAS
    ELLAS June 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    My thoughts exactly THEODORE.
    Though I would rather they create at least one more season to finish the story properly. They obviously rushed Season 5.
    The ending was not good IMO, all the hype to once and for all see Author become the great KING he was foretold to be, and Merlin by his side using magic for good.

    They really should release at least one more season. Season 5 left a bad taste in peoples mouths. Rectify that please.

  313. Roselle Prasiloski
    Roselle Prasiloski June 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I have enjoyed watching the Merlin series!!! I am hoping to see more!!!

  314. Pamodi
    Pamodi June 23, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Merlin is the most amazing tv series I have ever watched.Merlin fans are begging BBC to continue it.We want season 6.If not Merlin isn’t a fine,complete tv series without a perfect story till it ends

  315. Merlinfan
    Merlinfan June 26, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Please continue Merlin! Leaving it the way BBC did seemed rushed and unfair to all the careful and clever character development. This show seemed so unfinished — I would continue watching the show in a heartbeat!

  316. shaunie mendham
    shaunie mendham June 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    i loved merlin since it first started please bring it back on telly i got the boxsets of S1-S5 please bbc bring it back stop cancelling the best shows on tv

  317. AlwaysRememberAndCan'tForgetAboutIt
    AlwaysRememberAndCan'tForgetAboutIt July 1, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Just give us the season 6 Merlin Don’t Make Me Say “Bad Words’ Give us season 6 or Series 6 please !!!!! I saw the last episode of the merlin i feel sad and i couldn’t sleep so make it more and Arthur die? Please make Merlin Find Arthur back please !!! I already wait for 2 years I always think about it Now already (1st of June 2014) I know my english not good at all just understand what i mean thats all !!!

  318. Alexis
    Alexis July 6, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I recently just started watching Merlin a few days ago. I have finished all five seasons in three days because it was a very interesting show. I would very much appreciate it, if there would be more seasons to properly finish the Arthurian Legend. I feel like the last episode of the fifth season was really rushed to finish the ending of Merlin. This show is appropriate for all age groups and I believe it deserves a proper ending.

    Thank you for your time.

  319. Amanda
    Amanda July 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Merlin must return!!! This was every cast member’s 15 minutes of fame! You won’t get any better roles than this. This show has and will have a cult following just like Dr. Who. You’re cheating yourselves out of a wonderful career and all the viewers out of the joy of this entertainment.

    Please consider returning to give us another good season or two. Be immortal. :)

  320. chathura
    chathura July 22, 2014 at 9:24 am

    how could you end merlin like this,,,merlin’s fate is to protect arthur and create the albion. but both of them were failed..what happens to albion?…what happens to dragons final words at avalon “arthur will be the one true king”?…arthur has to rise from the death.otherwise dragons words become useless..what happened to merlin was not clear..what is the purpose of using a modern video clip at the end of the series.those questions must be answered in season 6….because this was not an excellent end for such a great story..

  321. chathura
    chathura July 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

    merlin and arthur has to create the albion where every one can live freely.people must know how much merlin did for camelot…what happens to aithusa was not must be the next great dragon under the command of a dragon lord, merlin..what happened to percival was not entirely clear,because he was heading avalon to protect arthur from morgana and then there was no clue of him.that s why i think this is not the best end for that story..BBC please come back with season 6 and give answers to those questions.then only you can deserve the credit for all your hard work

  322. Archre
    Archre July 24, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I have never been so heartbroken and disappointed- to watch through five seasons, to wait for so long to watch the main character ultimately fail- he had one job, one job- how many times did he save his life only to fail when it was most important? The dragon’s last words were simply to mollify a hysterical Merlin- if Arthur were truly to rise again when Camelot needs him most, then why is Merlin toddling along in modern day UK when Camelot is long gone? Something that no longer exists cannot be in need. I have never been so angry at a damn show- no closure, no silver lining- they could have given the queen a baby bump, or had Arthur yell his name, echoing across the water as the bus passed, or, I don’t know, NOT killed a favoured knight last minute? It’s like the ending was written specifically to stomp a heart to pieces. Disgusting. Had I known I was watching the last episode, I would have turned it off at the beginning.

  323. Zachary
    Zachary July 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I just finished the 5 seasons over a few months on Netflix. It was a very entertaining show! I will say the season 5 ending was a little hard to swallow.

  324. Kristy Cooper
    Kristy Cooper August 4, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Our whole family loves this show!! Please bring it back!!!!

  325. Mohamed nashir
    Mohamed nashir August 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    please bring back Merlin it is the greatest show on BBC every day i cant forget about Merlin don’t end a show that’s amazing, by the way Merlin has over 7.13 million views its like the greatest show in the world it everything that a show need and even more and better please make a season 6 or more seasons i am your biggest fan ever please make a season 6 or even more thank you

  326. nate
    nate August 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Merlin is the best show on BBC please bring it back the ratings would be amazing and I can promise that. Look at all the people that commented on this they all watch the show including me. Merlin is my favorite show that I had r watched so please bring it back.

  327. Amy
    Amy August 22, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I just finished watching this on netflix and it was an awesome show!! I agree with everyone else. There does need to be a 6th season!

  328. Linda Warner
    Linda Warner August 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    We watched all 5 seasons on Netflix. I agree that for such a wonderful story, the ending left much to be desired. I would love to see more interaction between Merlin and Arthur as king now that he knows he’s magic. What ever happened to the white dragon? The dragon could have saved Arthur. Morgana was saved by a dragon. Merlin was supposed to protect Arthur. It really makes you look back and wonder why Merlin allowed the evil to conquer when it was in his power to change destiny. The ending really made Merlin look like a failure. I hated it. The producers seriously need to do a season 6 and fix the problems from the last episode. I loved the acting in the last episode, but I’m extremely disappointed that Arthur died. It shouldn’t have ended that way.

  329. Axel
    Axel August 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I just finished watching merlin on Netflix. .. was a wonderful show and want to see more.. renew contract please.

  330. Sean Johnson
    Sean Johnson August 28, 2014 at 3:13 am

    watched the whole 5 seasons over the past month on netflix.
    several comments I agree with above:
    1) my five year old and I can enjoy this show together (and neither of us is bored or waiting for a part to fast forward through)
    2) with all the build up of the united kingdoms of albion, why the hell would we never actually get to see the world where magic is a part of everyday life?

    I literally watched the last 5 episodes in a row hoping to get to the revealing arthur ruling over his magical kingdom…instead we got a weak drawn out death just yards from Arthur’s salvation. terrible terrible ending. if not another season, there should have been a handful of new episodes. the show never actually got to what everyone was waiting and watching to see.

    epic fail bbc.

  331. patrece
    patrece September 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Such a fantastic show! Fell in love with all the characters. Got so excited for merlin showing off his power and becoming excepted for them… The end. Why would they do that to us! Lol. Bring it back for the love of god !!

  332. Kris
    Kris September 17, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Really LOVED this show! NO sex scenes, NO profanity, NO poor language. Family friendly. My children could watch it with me and I didn’t have to “worry” about language, nudity, steamy sex scenes or inappropriate content. PLEASE bring it back or at least do a spin off. I didn’t understand all the talk about Author ruling a new world WITH Merlin where magic was accepted in Camelot and there there was the ended where Author died and (Old) Merlin is walking down a road and a commercial truck passes by him. That was so strange to me. Maybe a movie will appease the fans. I know I would thoroughly enjoy it.

  333. LolaLeila
    LolaLeila September 21, 2014 at 4:09 am

    I just started watching this show and imust say, what a great show.
    Just plain old fantasy. It just doesn’t make sense to end the sries when it was so sucessfull.

  334. Kate
    Kate October 4, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Bring merlin back!!! It is the best series I have ever watched, I always looked forward to watching it and was crying at the and realising that it was the last series! I mean Arther DIEING and knowing merlin has magic, then stopping the series! That is just wrong ! Me and other merlin fans were looking so much forward to seeing the 6th series and now we can’t!!!!!!!!!:( mr. Producer please try and bring back merlin it would a grat deal to me and other fans, we want to know what happens to merlin and Gwen and everybody elso. So please do all you can in your power to BRING MERLIN BACK!!

  335. Doug
    Doug October 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Just finished watching the series on Netflix. Was disappointed that it ended and would love to see it go back into production.

  336. Aliyah
    Aliyah October 25, 2014 at 10:47 am

    OMG! You can’t just leave that show off there. Please,please,please make a contiutation! I literally cried at the end and I’m sick of being sad that it ended like that. Plus being an Merlin fan (Not just of the show, but anything with merlin) it disappoints me that the show ended that way it did and that I can’t watch the show anymore. Arthur is called that once and FUTURE king, so why don’t we make him the future king.

  337. se7ven
    se7ven November 13, 2014 at 4:56 am

    i am a fan of merlin i only wish it will have a season six the return of arthur

  338. Jeannette
    Jeannette November 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I loved this show I was heartbroken to know that the show came to an end and the way it did I wanted to see the relationship of Arthur and Merlin after he found out who he truly was I hope that in the future there is a season 6 and hopefully more. I cried to see how it ended. In my opinion the show was great it should of had a greater finale.

  339. Rosette
    Rosette November 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    This has been the best show in my entire life. I don’t know what I’m going to do because I bare a broken heart. The ending made me cry and each time I remember it, tears roll down my chicks.It has taken me a week to get over the fact that there is s6.PLZ BRING BACK MERLIN EVEN IF IT IS IN FORM OF A MOVIE.Put our hearts to rest. There is so much that is untold. I beg u otherwise, I will never watch tvs eries again after this heart break.

  340. Michelle
    Michelle December 28, 2014 at 5:02 am

    I watched Merlin on Netflix….did not like the ending. Even if they had to end the show after season 5, they could have done a better ending, one that left the fans satisfied. It felt rushed and left many questions/stories unanswered/unfinished.

  341. Tashia
    Tashia January 3, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Most defiantly should bring merlin back. I just finished watching it for my first time. And i’m a little upset at how it went about ending especially without furthering The king returning. I”m also upset that you left us with a cliff hanger and so many people were so internested with its outcome for you guys to think that it wasn’t possible for it to get better however it was, and you have proved that especially with how the final of season 5 ended. Please return it, listen to the people who are oh so interested in this series. I would be a lovely gift. And very generous.

  342. Annmarrie Cork
    Annmarrie Cork February 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I watched all 5 seasons on Netflix, man was I missing out, the storylines were awesome. Why end a good thing, you have your fans longing for more. You have ended a great show before it’s time.

  343. Rome
    Rome February 19, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I just started watching Merlin last month and Just finished watching it for the 2nd time. I love the show and was very disappointed when I was half through season 5 that it has been cancelled. I would love to see it come back but wouldn’t know how the story would go because it was based around Author, Merlin, and Morgana.

  344. libby
    libby February 28, 2015 at 4:53 am

    This show is the beat I think I have ever seen. I started it only last month’s and am already on season 5. You know it’s good when you choose it over all other responsibilities in life… It’s one of the only shows for more mature people without “mature” content and is still amazing. It proves that you don’t need all that junk in a show for it to be good. All you need is a good storey line, commited people, and an amazing fan base to back you up, and I guarantee Merlin has all of that and more. I would like more than anything to have it come back for just one more season. Please please please please please …

  345. libby
    libby February 28, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Also there is a difference in leaving on a good note and cutting off. I believe that there is much more to happen for Merlin and would hate for it never to.

  346. Saira
    Saira March 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Please please PLEASE bring Merlin Back, and make it a regular show with out the story line, where you can write new stories.. PLEASEE :'( even my MOTHER LOVES THE SHOW.. and she says, she NEVER loved any show more then MERLIN!!

  347. Saira
    Saira March 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    And not just ONE more season, guys as for MANY MANY MORE!!

  348. Lena
    Lena March 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    We want Merlin back!! Please bring it back!!!

  349. aylin
    aylin May 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    please make a season6.I love THIS SHOW

  350. Xander
    Xander May 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Merlin season 6 please we watched every episode even have a box set watch it like 10 times over and over please bring season six back our whole famli y watched it

  351. Lil
    Lil August 23, 2015 at 2:58 am

    To be honest I never cared for the show when it was airing. I was more into cop shows. Somehow I stumbled into Merlin while watching Netflix…..and boy did I binge watch. I couldn’t stop and snuck in every opportunity to watch it, even with my phone. I giggled, laughed and cried. I am saddened that it ended, how it ended. I didn’t realize that other’s were really into this show, as I am now as well. I wish that BBC could have given us season 6 or closure.

    Deeply Saddened in California

  352. Amy
    Amy September 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    OKay, so the reason was running out of ideas. WOW. Seems to me like they just shied away from the risk of leaving the legend for originality. So much more couldve been achieved. For example: Gwen becoming a strong, favored queen, Arthur reuniting Albion (ya know that thing that was promised in season 1 episode 1 and even happened in the legends but was never actually realised in the show?), restoring magic to Camelot (ahem) , Arthur getting used to Merlin’s powers and the whole new dynamic that would bring, the golden years of camelot, new characters, villains, character arcs…

    SO MUCH couldve been done. Its your job to come up with ideas!

    And even so, you couldve atleast given us what was promised. And spent more time on maturing Arthur and Gwens relationship to make her a capable queen. (Camelot was left in her care, but i dont buy that shed be a good ruler- lets be honest here, being Queen means more than just kind heartedness.) But instead, the glory days of camelot was never acheived, Arthur didnt really do anything that ‘great’ as king, albion never reunited, magic never restored under Arthurs rule…
    Not to mention the complete lack of chemistry between Arwen in season 5- youre gonna kill Arthur off, why would you spend so many episodes so close to the finale, making gwen evil!? That makes no sense! Not even 1 kiss. Insane. And finally, I do realise that the show had to end, I think no matter how/when it ended people would be upset since it really was a diamond in the rough, a pure gem of a show. But atleast give us what we stuck around for from the beginning. (And we all know how lame that final scene was.)

    I guess we have to accept though that nothing can come of our pleas. All i can say is that im glad there are 5 seasons of MErlin to always cherish, rewatch and reexperience. It was a stellar show. Brilliant cast (CM , BJ and AC especially) Brilliant sense of humour, brilliant relationships brought to the screen. So, thanks i guess for that atleast. Sucks you kinda messed it up in the decision to cancel it right when it was drawing mega attention.

  353. Amit
    Amit November 30, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I really hope BBC still looks at these comments. I’ve recently re-watched the series and I feel exactly the same as I did in 2012. It’s a tragedy that this show ended when so much more greatness could have been achieved with it. If anyone in BBC reads this, do what you can to bring this show back, you must. Not only would it be a ratings success but it would bring back every single fan from the past and whole lot of new ones.

  354. John
    John November 30, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Just finished watching it. The last episode felt so unfulfilling. Morgana died way too easily and everything was rushed.

    If they ever by chance do season 6 just restart it from the last episode of season 5 and treat what we saw as an alternate future/vision.

    You could make all the events after Merlin left the crystal cave as being a vision of the crystals. This way you could either kill off again or save Mordrid.

    Alternatively, if Mordrid’s death occurs either way, Merlin could see a vision of the events unfolding when he was at camp with Arthur before Morgana’s death. Then he could fly by Dragon to avalon, avoid meeting/killing Morgana, and save Arthur.

    So easy. Do it.

  355. Jennifer
    Jennifer December 4, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Oh wow I’m still in tears just finish season 5 of Merlin and for it to end really hurts so please bring Merlin back….

  356. Maria
    Maria February 17, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Please make new season for Merlin I love the show. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  357. ava g
    ava g March 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Please i just finished series 5 omg please i am a broken woman please do a series 6 you must bbc i beg for more.

  358. Raegan Guiste
    Raegan Guiste May 15, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Please renew Merlin or make a new show or movie with the same main actors. I’m from US and my children and I loved every minute of watching this fantastic story unfold. Watched it on Netflix. We actually became attached to the characters and we’re now heartbroken it’s ended…and a sad ending at that 😭 Please hold onto these actors and carry on the story..especially King Arthur, Merlin, Geuis, Gwen, and a couple of those fine knights would be nice. I know it’s years later but as long as it’s still on tv or Netflix or whatever you have fans that have fallen in love and want more. For every one person that takes the time to comment there are thousands that feel the same but just have not commented anywhere. Please bring the story back to life…we’ll forget that truck driving past the old Merlin at the end.

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