Cast announced for BBC One’s Atlantis
Casting has been announced for BBC One’s highly anticipated new family drama Atlantis. The series will take the place left by Merlin on Saturday nights in the Autumn schedules.
The 13-part fantasy drama, set in a time of legendry heroes, mythical creatures and gods will bring to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation.
The series series line-up includes Mark Addy (The Syndicate, Trollied), Juliet Stevenson (White Heat, The Hour), Sarah Parish (Mistresses, Monroe), Jemima Rooper (Lost In Austen, Hex), Robert Emms (War Horse, Mirror Mirror), Aiysha Hart (Djinn, Honour) and Jack Donnelly (Dancing On The Edge, House Of Anubis).
Mark Addy says: “I am very excited to be invited along on this epic adventure. The scripts bring to life ancient myths with such a vibrancy and sense of humour; I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
Sarah Parish says: “I am thrilled to be part of Atlantis. It’s a very exciting project and I can’t wait to start filming.”
Juliet Stevenson says: “I am delighted to have joined the cast of Atlantis, and very excited to be working with the team. This genre is new to me, so I am looking forward to a great adventure.”
Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning says: “The fantastic cast announced for Atlantis is testament to the ambition and scale of Howard Overman’s scripts. Some of the UK’s best loved actors are joining our newest talent to take the BBC One audience to a rich and wonderful world where any adventure is possible.”
Atlantis was written and created by Howard Overman (Misfits, Dirk Gently, Vexed, Merlin). Executive Producers are Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy (Merlin, Hex, As If, Sugar Rush) and Howard Overman for Little Monster Films. Executive produced for BBC Cymru Wales by Bethan Jones.
The mythical city of ‘Atlantis‘ is currently under construction at sites in Wales and Morocco. Filming will commence in April for Autumn transmission.