Vincent Regan (The Musketeers) and Amy Manson (Misfits) have joined the cast of BBC One’s fantasy series Atlantis for its second season, which just recently entered production in Chepstow, Wales.
Regan has been cast as Dion, while Manson will play Medea. The two will be joining returning cast members Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy, Robert Emms, Sarah Parish, Aiysha Hart and Juliet Stevenson. While Robert Pugh (The Thirteenth Tale) and Peter de Jersey (Broadchurch) are also set to appear in season twoin guest roles
The second season of the drama series, which was ordered after the opening episode pulled in a consolidated audience of 8.4 million viewers, is posed to pick up from the season one finale in which it was revealed that Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) is in fact Jason’s mother. Season two will involve a dramatic shift of power in the kingdom. Pasiphae’s desire to reign has not abated and rivalry with step daughter Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) takes her to new depths. Jason’s personal involvement with Ariadne is surely a complication for Pasiphae, but will the knowledge that Jason is her flesh and blood weaken her resolve?
“It’s wonderful to have everyone back in the studio together as we prepare to take Atlantis to new places in series two”, said Co-Creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy. “We have some exciting new additions joining our exceptional cast and some surprises up our sleeve that we can’t wait to unleash on the Atlantis audience later this year.”
While Executive Producer Bethan Jones added: “It was a delight to see so many of the BBC One audience take Atlantis to its heart and we are thrilled to be returning with more adventures this year. The vision is as ambitious as ever and, building on the amazing sets in the Chepstow studios, the series will continue to deliver a visual treat for viewers along with a deeper insight to the characters that drive the drama.”