Turning classic mythological stories and legends into modern day stories has been a staple of television for years now, to varying degrees of success. Nowadays, it’s hard not to roll your eyes at a majority of them, though Fox, the same network that’s also bringing us that awful-looking Lethal Weapon TV series later this year, may have just taken the cake with their newest adaptation of the iconic Legend of King Arthur.
THR is reporting that (H/T io9), the network will be updating the King Arthur story into a new modern police procedural called Camelot. The series comes from The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joe Earley, and will take place, “When an ancient magic reawakens in modern-day Manhattan, a graffiti artist named Art must team with his best friend Lance and his ex, Gwen — an idealistic cop — in order to realize his destiny and fight back against the evil forces that threaten the city.”
This is just one of many new properties that we can expect to play around with the King Arthur story in the coming years as well, along with Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and still bizarrely enough, Transformers: The Last Knight. Though this arguably sounds the blandest, and the craziest.
Considering how well this kind of formula has worked for Fox before, it doesn’t come as that much of a surprise that they’re the network to be bringing Camelot to life, no matter how generic it sounds. Who knows though? Maybe Camelot will be the show to help heal the wounds in my heart that the network’s recent Lethal Weapon trailer made. I mean, probably not, but I’ve been surprised before.
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