AMC Networks announced today its licensing of the US and Canada linear and streaming rights to the new live-action series Nautilus from Disney Entertainment.
Inspired by the beloved adventure novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Nautilus is a 10-episode live-action series that tells the origin story of the iconic Captain Nemo, an Indian prince robbed of his birthright and family, a prisoner of the East India Mercantile Company, and a man bent on revenge against the forces that have taken everything from him.
Nautilus stars Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery, Penny Dreadful, MI-5), Georgia Flood (Wentworth, Anzac Girls), Thierry Fremont (Luther, Bright-Eyed Revenge), and Céline Menville (Emily in Paris), with guest appearances from Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Gosford Park), Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter), and Noah Taylor (Preacher, Deep Water).
Developed and produced by Moonriver TV’s Xavier Marchand and Seven Stories’ Anand Tucker, the epic adventure series is written and executive produced by James Dormer and executive produced by Johanna Devereaux, Chris Loveall, Colleen Woodcock, and Daisy Gilbert. Cameron Welsh serves as producer, and Michael Matthews is the lead director.
The series will air on AMC and AMC+ as a special television event in 2024 (date tba).
Said Ben Davis, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios:
“Nautilus is a big, sweeping drama that is sure to appeal to fans of our Anne Rice Immortal Universe and other buzzy and fan-forward series like Orphan Black: Echoes. We are looking forward to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC as a special television event next year.”
Commented Xavier Marchand, CEO, Moonriver, and Anand Tucker, CEO, Seven Stories:
“We are so thrilled to present the epic adventures of Captain Nemo and his legendary submarine The Nautilus alongside the other incredible AMC universes. The series will take viewers on a breathtaking journey with Nemo and his crew, battling terrifying creatures and the dark forces of the British Empire.”
Added James Dormer, executive producer and writer:
“I am hugely excited that the efforts of everyone involved in the making of the show will be seen on such a prestigious network.”
Nautilus is distributed by Disney Entertainment and acknowledges the support from the Australian Government’s Location Incentive and the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.
Stay tuned for updates.
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