BBC America, which co-produces the series Atlantis with the BBC, has renewed the series for a second season after a very strong debut this past weekend, the highest rated Supernatural Saturday show premiere on the network. BBC had previously renewed the show, having aired it earlier this Fall.
Atlantis is a retelling of Greek myths from the creators of Merlin, and has a similar feel and how the characters differ from their traditional myths. Jason (Jack Donnelly), while searching for his missing father in a mini-sub, suddenly finds himself transported to the lost city of Atlantis, where he joins up with Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and Hercules (Mark Addy) as they encounter the myths of ancient Greece.
BBC America has joined BBC Cymru Wales as co-producer of the upcoming BBC One series Atlantis, which is a Merlin-like re-imagining of the Greek myths and legends, created by the Merlin duo of Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps and Misfits creator Howard Overman.
This will allow BBC America to show Atlantis this fall as part of its Supernatural Saturday block. The 13 episode series is currently in production.
The team behind the re-imagined magical world of Merlin plan to do it again – this time around the mythical city of Atlantis.
Merlin creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy and writer Howard Overman are developing the new program for BBC One, set in the city and retelling the stories of the Greek myths.
The cast was announced today as well: Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones), Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham), Sarah Parish (Mistresses, Pillars of the Earth), Robert Emms (War Horse), Jemima Rooper (As If), Jack Donnelly (House of Anubis) and Aiysha Hart.
The show is expected to debut this fall in Merlin‘s old time slot.