The BBC have commissioned a brand new fantasy drama based on the legend of Atlantis to fill the saturday night slot vacated by Merlin.
Merlin and Misfits writer Howard Overman is developing the show, which is scheduled to begin filming in Wales and Morocco in April in time to be broadcast in the autumn. The BBC have released an official synopsis:
The city of Atlantis is 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 re-imagined for a new generation in an action packed 13-part series.
Bull leaping? Sounds like it will be a suitable replacement for the missing Merlin, which concluded the end of last year. It may also be a rival to Sky 1′s Sinbad, if that ever returns for a second season. No word so far on casting, not even a whisper of Patrick Duffy.
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