The popular BBC fantasy series Merlin is set to have a 3rd season according to this article. http://au.tv.ign.com/articles/105/1051572p1.html
Confirmation was also given by the two leading actors - Bradley James (Arthur) and Colin Morgan (Merlin) recently on the Paul O'Grady Show. "Yes we will be doing a 3rd series." said Morgan nearing the end of that particular show. For Merlin fans, this is wonderful news as the legend continues. There is so much more yet to be revealed such as when Lancelot will return and penultimately Arthur's ascension to the throne of Camelot and Merlin's magical revelation.
So far, there have been a total of 23 episodes aired since the series began (13 episodes per season). In the latest instalment entitled The Witch's Quickening, which airs on BBC1 in a few hours time, a precious magical relic locked in a vault below Camelot by King Uther is stolen. This relic is known as the Crystal of Neahtid and countless people have died trying to claim it for themselves. However, could the warlock Alvarr be the first to succeed? In this episode, Merlin must stop him, or should I say Mordred and Morgana rather. Mordred is destined to fatally wound Prince Arthur and Morgana is believed to be a powerful sorceress. The two have a strong bond which might prove a threat to the destiny of Arthur, Merlin and of all of Camelot!