BBC America has picked up the U.S. rights to the second season of fantasy series Atlantis, which was originally commissioned by BBC One back in October after the series premiered as the BBC’s biggest Saturday night drama series launch across all channels since 2006.
The pick up of season 2 also comes just after the series premiere of Atlantis on BBC America last Saturday attracted an audience of 838,000 viewers, the highest rated series premiere for the network’s Supernatural Saturday block. “Atlantis is off to a fantastic start and is the centerpiece of our Saturday nights for the next twelve weeks. We’re committed to bringing our viewers even more entertaining episodes inspired by Greek mythology from Howard and the talented team in season two”, said Richard De Croce, BBC America’s Senior Vice-President of Programming.
Created by Howard Overman (Misfits), Atlantis is set in the city of Atlantis: a mysterious ancient place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants. It’s into this strange, compelling realm that the young Jason arrives and an amazing adventure begins, bringing to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends. The series is being produced by Urban Myth Films & BBC Cymru Wales in association with BBC America and stars Jack Donnelly (Dancing On The Edge), Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Juliet Stevenson (White Heat), Sarah Parish (Mistresses), Jemima Rooper (Lost In Austen), Aiysha Hart (Honour) Ken Bones and Robert Emms.