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BBC America Greenlights ‘Atlantis’ Season Two After Airing One Episode

AtlantisBBC America’s Greek mythology series “Atlantis,” which premiered Saturday, November 23, has already been picked up for a second season.

The network announced the plan last week after airing the first episode to 838,000 viewers, which was the highest-rated series premiere BBC America has seen for its Supernatural Saturday strand. The 13-part fantasy adventure series takes place in a time of legendary heroes and mythical creatures and is set in the lost city of Atlantis.

Created by Howard Overman (“Misfits”), Julian Murphy (“Merlin”) and Johnny Capps (“Merlin”), the cast includes Mark Addy (“Game of Thrones”), Jemima Rooper (“One Man,” “Two Guvnors,” “Hex”), Juliet Stevenson (“The Hour”), Sarah Parish (“Hatfields & McCoys”), Robert Emms (“War Horse”), Aiysha Hart (“About Time”) and Jack Donnelly (“Dancing On The Edge”). The series is an Urban Myth Films production for BBC Cymru Wales co-produced with BBC America.

“Atlantis” airs Saturday nights at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific on BBC America.

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