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Monday, September 9, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXTENSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON NEW BBC FANTASY SERIES 'ATLANTIS' WITH JACK DONNELLY, MARK ADDY, ROBERT EMMS, OLIVER WALKER, SARAH PARISH, ALEXANDER SIDDIG, AIYUSHA HART

BBC ATLANTIS EPIC SHOW
THE LEGEND BEGINS THIS FALL!
After irritating the hell out of the audience with a bunch of mindlessly short teasers (none lasted more than 5 to 6 seconds - it was one of their worst marketing campaigns ever), BBC has finally decided to show us a real longer trailer for their delightful new epic fantasy show ATLANTIS which will star airing later this month replacing the legendary MERLIN show which ended disappointingly last winter. You can check out the trailer below and get all the info on the story and the cast in today's
spotlight. The 13 part series will come to BBC America as well November 23rd! 

THE STORY OF ATLANTIS
VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
A fantasy drama set in a world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures is inspired by Greek mythology. Far from home and desperate for answers, Jason washes up on the shores of an ancient land. A mysterious place; a world bull of leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants - this is the city of ATLANTIS. Aided by his two new friends, Pythagoras and Hercules, Jason embarks on a voyage of discovery, and salvation, which sees him brush shoulders with Medusa, come face to face with the Minotaur and even do battle with the dead.

JASON THE HERO
SEARCHING FOR HIMSELF
 Jason (played by Jack Donnelly) has been searching for his father for twenty years without answer. Now his whole life is about to change. He never felt he truly belonged to where he came from and thus he was always searching for something.

SMART PYTHAGORAS
DELIGHTFULLY NAIVE  
Pythagoras’ wide-eyed innocence and awkward naivety belies his brilliant mind. He is a smart mathematician, philosopher and scientist. Played by Robert Emms from MIRROR MIRROR!

LAZY HERCULES
RELISHING BOREDOM  
Unlike smart Pythagoras, Hercules prefers doing nothing, he once said - finding boredom in one's work is to be relished, it means you are  being paid to do nothing. Is he really the man of legend or just a figment of his own imagination? Played by GAME OF THRONES' Mark Addy!

ATLANTIS TIDBITS
BBC'S MOST EXPENSIVE
Since it was made to replace MERLIN, the new show is produced by the same people. Beside, Addy, Emms and young Donnelly (this is his first big role), the cast of ATLANTIS will also have Juliet Stevenson (as  the Oracle), Sarah Parish (as Pasiphae), Jemima Rooper (to play Medusa), Aiysha Hart (to play Ariadne),  Ciaran Griffiths (to play a Greek archaeologist), and HOLLYWOOD SPY's dear friend, delightful Oliver Walker as Heptarian with STAR TREK's Alexander Siddig  as the king! Filmed in Wales and Morocco, ATLANTIS is one of BBC's most expensive productions so far. Opposing the trend of irresponsibly and morbidly violent epic shows in USA, BBC's new show is bringing innocent and warm friendship, love, light humour, heroism and family suitable series to the small screens this Autumn!

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