Merlin to get raunchy
'Merlin' is set to get raunchy with characters baring their cleavage and burly arms when it returns next month
'Merlin' is set to get steamy new story lines when it returns next month.
The BBC medieval drama has moved to a later time slot, meaning there will be more flesh on display from the cast with Queen Gwen (Angel Coulby) and baddie Morgana (Katie McGrath) both flashing extra cleavage.
For female viewers King Arthur (Bradley James) and his knights of the round table will be flashing their impressive "guns and six-packs''.
Co-creator Julian Murphy told Daily Star newspaper: "We are transmitting later this year at 8.15pm and our adult audience is growing dramatically.
"With that shift in time you have to change the tone. We had to give the dads something.
"And since we all got bored seeing Arthur with his top off we thought, give someone else a chance."
While scenes will be getting mildly more sexy, Julian says one storyline they will never pursue is that of knight Sir Gwaine supposedly fancying the mystic wizard figure Merlin.
He said: "We have never done it. Deep down it's about sexuality and things you can't tackle head-on."
'Merlin' returns to BBC1 next Saturday (06.10.12).