The story of Captain Nemo is being retold – and not just under the ocean.
AMC Networks acquired the linear and streaming rights Nautilus – A re-imagining of Jules Verne’s classic novel Twenty thousand leagues under the sea – In the United States and Canada. The series, which hails from All3Media-owned Moonriver TV and Seven Stories, was initially set for Disney+, which moved it to series in August 2021. After canceling the show earlier this year as part of a content write-up, Disney decided to Nautilus to AMC and sister streaming company AMC+, which plans to air the series in 2024.
“Nautilus It is a big, sweeping drama that is sure to appeal to fans of the world of Anne Rice Immortal and other buzzy and interesting series like Orphan Black: Echoessaid Ben Davis, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “We look forward to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC as a special television event next year.”
Nautilus It will tell the origin story of Captain Nemo (Shazad Latif, Star Trek: Discovery), an Indian prince robbed of his birthright and family, a prisoner of the East India Trading Company and a man bent on revenge against the powers that took everything from him. He sails with his crew on the stunning submarine of the name, fighting enemies and discovering magical underwater worlds.
Georgia Flood, Thierry Fremont and Céline Menville also star, and Richard E. Grant, Anna Torv and Noah Taylor also make guest appearances in the series.
Verne’s novel was previously the basis for the 1954 Disney film starring James Mason as Nemo, among a number of other adaptations.
It was developed by Moonriver TV CEO Xavier Marchand and Seven Stories CEO Anand Tucker Nautilus and producing alongside writer and executive producer James Dormer and executive producers Joanna Devereaux, Chris Lovell, Colin Woodcock and Daisy Gilbert. Cameron Welsh serves as producer. Michael Matthews is the principal.
“We are thrilled to present the epic adventures of Captain Nemo and his legendary submarine, The Nautilus, alongside other amazing AMC worlds,” Marchand and Tucker said in a statement. “The series will take viewers on a breathtaking journey with Nemo and his crew, as they battle terrifying creatures and the dark forces of the British Empire.”
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