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'Merlin' exec on shock return, promises 'amazing' scenes

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Merlin co-creator Johnny Capps has revealed new details about the return of Uther.

The tyrannical King of Camelot - played by Anthony Head - was killed off in the BBC fantasy drama's fourth series, but will return for a one-off appearance in the fifth run.

Merlin: S03E11 - Uther Pendragon

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Merlin S04E09: 'Lancelot du Lac'

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"Arthur's... having a bit of a wobble as king and needs some advice," Capps told SciFiNow. "It's nice because Uther comes back and is able to have those emotional scenes that he probably didn't have because he died sooner than he should have."

The producer also confirmed that Uther will confront Merlin (Colin Morgan) during his brief return to the show.

"He gets to play some key emotional scenes and he has this amazing scene with Merlin," Capps said. "They have a good conversation - a conversation that they should have had a long time ago about Arthur (Bradley James)."

In addition to the upcoming fifth series, a trilogy of Merlin movies is also in the early stages of development.

Merlin will return to BBC One later in the year.

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