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BBC America Picks Up Season Two of Fantasy Series Atlantis

Source:   BBC America
November 27, 2013




BBC America has picked up season two of new fantasy co-production, "Atlantis," from the creators of "Merlin" and "Misfits." On November 23, "Atlantis" delivered the highest rated series premiere ever for Supernatural Saturday with 838,000 total viewers. The 13-part series premieres Saturdays at 9:00pm ET on BBC America. In the UK, "Atlantis" is the biggest new Saturday night drama series to launch across all BBC channels since 2006, even up on the launch of hit show "Merlin."

"Atlantis" is an Urban Myth Films production for BBC Cymru Wales co-produced with BBC America. Executive producers are Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy and Howard Overman for Urban Myth Films. The show is executive produced for BBC Cymru Wales by Bethan Jones.

Richard De Croce, SVP Programming, BBC America says: "'Atlantis' is off to a fantastic start and is the centerpiece of our Saturday nights for the next twelve weeks. We're committed to bringing our viewers even more entertaining episodes inspired by Greek mythology from Howard and the talented team in season two."

Capps, Murphy and Overman said: "We are all thrilled at Urban Myth Films that 'Atlantis' has been re-commissioned and look forward to continuing the legend next year."

In the show, far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired Goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants - this is the lost city of Atlantis. The series follows the adventures of Jason (Jack Donnelly), Hercules (Mark Addy) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms) who battle against some of the most famous names of Greek legend, often in unexpected guises. The show also stars Jemima Rooper as Medusa, Aiysha Hart as Ariadne, Sarah Parish as Pasiphae and Juliet Stevenson as The Oracle. All of these characters will return in season two.


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