Principal photography has begun on the new series 'Camelot' at Ardmore Studios in Bray, Co Wicklow.

The series, described as a "romantic adventure" and inspired by Arthurian legend, stars Jamie Campbell Bower ('The Twilight Saga: New Moon', 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows') as King Arthur, Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Eva Green as Morgan, Claire Forlani as Arthur's mother, Queen Igraine, and Tamsin Egerton ('Keeping Mum', 'St Trinian's') as Guinevere.

Filming will continue in Ireland on the Irish-Canadian co-production until December.

The series is tentatively scheduled to premiere on the Starz network in the US and CBC in Canada next spring.