Atlantis casting announced

BBC-One-2013Forget the Man from Atlantis, it’s God’s and Heroes from Atlantis as the BBC reveal a host of names that will star in their family drama, Atlantis.

The line-up includes Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson, Sarah Parish, Jemima Rooper, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart and Jack Donnelly.

Atlantis is a brand new, thrilling fantasy drama, set in a time of legendry heroes, mythical creatures and gods. The action packed 13-part series brings to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation.

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.” while Juliet Stevenson adds, “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.”

The mythical city is currently under construction at sites in Wales and Morocco. Filming will commence in April and the programme will air this autumn.

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. The BBC announced the series back in February.

[Reported by Neil Lang]

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