Merlin Series 6 replaced by new show Atlantis

Misfits creator Howard Overman’s new show to replace Merlin Series 5 slot on BBC One

Colin Morgan and Bradley James in Merlin Series 5

The BBC has confirmed their replacement for Merlin‘s Saturday night slot, following the show’s cancellation at the end of Series 5, as being new fantasy series Atlantis.

Created by Misfits‘ Howard Overman, a 13-episode series will being shooting in Wales and Morocco in April 2013, according to Digital Spy.

According to the synopsis, “The city of Atlantis is a mysterious, ancient place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants.

“It’s into this strange, compelling realm that the young Jason arrives and an amazing adventure begins, bringing to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation.”

Merlin Series 5 is out now on DVD for £22 or Blu-ray for £28 from