Adaptations of King Arthur stories are evergreen, but it looks like the coming months will be a boom time for projects inspired by the legend. There’s Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, due in March; Transformers: The Last Knight, due in June; and a just-announced new Fox show titled Camelot, an adaptation set in modern New York City and which is utterly bananas.
Like this except much older and much more Manhattan-y, and also imagine a cop standing there too. Image: The Sword in the Stone (1963)
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 realise his destiny and fight back against the evil forces that threaten the city.
This reminds us a little bit of the Lucifer set-up — especially when you consider that’s also a Fox show, and surely one the network would love to replicate in terms of its success. Camelot will be produced in part by the Jackal Group, which is also shepherding Fox’s upcoming new version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.