The BEST seasons of Merlin

Every season of Merlin ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Merlin!

Merlin is a drama series based around the legends of the mythical wizard and his relationship with Prince Arthur. Set in the early days of their relationship, it shows the development of each in his respective field, finding his way on the path to future greatness. Humour, danger and excitement abound, accompanied by mythical creatures, magic and of course much medieval swashbuckling.

Last Updated: 3/1/2023Network:BBC One
Season 4
118 votes

#1 - Season 4

First Aired 10/1/2011

Merlin is bac for a fourth series, with Camelot standing on the brink of a golden age. But its birth will not be an easy one, for the forces of evil are gathering and the darkest hour is just before the dawn...

Season 3
134 votes

#2 - Season 3

First Aired 9/11/2010

Swords, sorcery and swashbuckling adventure return in the third series of Merlin, following our heroes as they face their greatest challenge yet. When misbegotten secrets are exposed and old friends choose new sides, they soon discover that the great battle for Camelot is only just beginning...

Season 2
148 votes

#3 - Season 2

First Aired 9/19/2009

The second series of Merlin finds Camelot more vulnerable than ever to the dark forces of magic, forcing Merlin to make difficult decisions in order to protect Arthur, ensure the future king's survival and prevent the mythic kingdom from being destroyed.

Season 5
121 votes

#4 - Season 5

First Aired 10/6/2012

The epic fifth and final series of Merlin sees Camelot at the height of its golden age. With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger. But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of her destruction are being sown... As the forces of darkness gather, only Merlin stands between Arthur and a fate that has been written since the dawn of time...

Season 1
194 votes

#5 - Season 1

First Aired 9/20/2008

The mythical city of Camelot, in a time before history began, is a fantastical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious peoples. In this dangerous world, magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant; Uther Pendragon. Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, arrives at the gates of Camelot, sent by his mother to start a new life. Though bright-eyed with wonder, the young sorcerer quickly makes enemies, including the heir to Uther's crown, the headstrong Prince Arthur.