Juliet Stevenson Cast In BBC’s Atlantis
Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Bend It Like Beckham, The Village), has been cast in the BBC’s new fantasy series Atlantis, from the creators ofMerlin.
The 13-part Atlantis will air in Merlin’s old slot, on Saturday evenings this coming Autumn.
Stevenson joins the already-cast Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, The Full Monty) and Sarah Parish (Cutting It, Mistresses, the Empress of Racnoss in Doctor Who)
Stevenson says, “This genre is new to me, so I am looking forward to a great adventure.”
The BBC’s take on Atlantis is of a mysterious, ancient place with vast palaces said to be built by giants, snake-haired goddesses and other mythical creatures. The drama’s main protagonist, Jason, is a young man who arrives on Atlantis and begins a series of adventures.
The show will be shot in Wales and Morroco, with filming due to begin next month.
Atlantis has been written by Howard Overman (Misfits, Merlin, Dirk Genty) and is being produced by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps (Merlin).
[via the Guardian]