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TORONTO (September 19, 2013) – Space continues to unearth the most riveting series with the premiere of the new fantasy drama ATLANTIS, launching with two back-to-back episodes, Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 and 9 p.m. ET. The 13-episode, one-hour series takes viewers on the mythical journey of Jason (Jack Donnelly, DANCING ON THE EDGE), who stumbles upon the shores of a mysterious land of palaces, heroes, and creatures – the lost city of Atlantis. With the help of the studious Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse), and the overbearing and overweight Hercules (Mark Addy, GAME OF THRONES), Jason is guided through the newly found ancient world. Together, the unlikely but loveable trio embark on an adventure that leads them through a complicated web of secrets, treachery, and a dark and simmering past.
ATLANTIS stars (from left to right), Mark Addy as Hercules, Jack Donnelly as Jason, and Robert Emms as Pythagoras
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In the premiere episode of ATLANTIS, when Jason embarks on a search for his father, he finds himself washed up on the shores of a mysterious land filled with mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles, and palaces so vast it is said they were built by giants. This is the lost city of Atlantis. While magical and wondrous, Jason has stumbled on this land at the wrong time and soon finds himself at the mercy of a deadly ritual from which there can be no escape.
ATLANTIS’ ensemble cast also includes Jemima Rooper (HEX) as Medusa, Juliet Stevenson (THE HOUR) as The Oracle, Sarah Parish (MERLIN) as Pasiphaë, and Aiysha Hart (About Time) as Ariadne.
ATLANTIS is directed by Justin Molotnkov (MERLIN), Alice Troughton (THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES), Declan O’Dwyer (CASUALTY), and Jeremy Web (MERLIN). The series is an Urban Myth Films Production for BBC Cymru Wales and co-produced with BBC America. Executive producers are Howard Overman (MISFITS), Julian Murphy (MERLIN), and Johnny Capps (MERLIN).
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