The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King’s Wizard, Merlin. Beset by enemies, including Queen Mab and Morgan Le Fey, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate. And for a time – a glorious time – he succeeds.
Nimue (Isabella Rossellini) is the love of Merlin’s life but she gets too close to a dragon’s breath. And then she is locked away from the world to grow old alone.
In the end Merlin is unable to save Arthur or Camelot but the old powers are broken forever. And for Merlin and Nimue there is a happy ending: Merlin with a happy ending – give me a break.
The mini-series had some other some nice makeups particularly Helena Bonham Carter as a disfigured Morgan Le Fey and Miranda Richardson as Queen Mab and the Lady of the Lake.
Mark Coulier was the special makeup designer; Aileen Seaton was the makeup designer.