Hollywood is a little creatively bankrupt these days, with almost every movie being a superhero adaptation, a sequel, or a superhero sequel. TV, though, is going through what some called a “renaissance” back when shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad were still on the air. If there was any question about whether or not that renaissance was still going on, Fox has now issued a definitive answer in the form of Camelot, a police procedural based on the King Arthur legend.
That might not sound too bad on its own, but let’s break it down a little. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Camelot is about “an ancient magic” that “reawakens in modern-day Manhattan,” and it centers around a “graffiti artist named Art,” his best friend Lance, and “an idealistic cop” named Gwen who must all work together to “fight back against the evil forces that threaten the city.” Basically, it’s like if England made a edgy Mickey Mouse reboot set in London about a guy named Mick who is a graffiti artist instead of a cartoon mouse and also he solves mysteries for some reason. THR adds says that Fox won Camelot in a “competitive situation,” which makes us wonder if any other TV execs actually read the pitch or if they were just fighting over it as a joke.