Fantasy adventure drama Atlantis has been recommissioned for second series by the BBC, well ahead of its premiere here in the US. This isn’t that surprising, though, as Atlantis was the biggest new Saturday night drama series launch across all BBC channels when it premiered in the UK this Fall. Makes sense that the BBC would re-up it before it had even finished airing its first run.
The series, which is produced by Merlin co-creators Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps, follows the adventures of Jason (Jack Donnelly), a young Greek hero who arrives on the mysterious island of Atlantis. Along with his new friends Hercules (Mark Addy) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms), they battle against some of the most famous names in Greek legend, while Jason searches for the secrets of his destiny. All three main actors will be returning for the second season, along with Jemima Rooper, Aiysha Hart, Sarah Parish, and Juliet Stevenson.
American audiences will get their first chance to see Atlantis this November, as the series will premiere on BBC America on November 23. Read on for more details.