Monday, October 30, 2023

AMC Picks Up Drama 'Nautilus' Following Disney+ Cancellation

AMC has today picked up the first season of the original drama series Nautilus inspired by the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. The drama was originally ordered and produced its first season for Disney+ until the streamer dropped it in August 2023.

The 10-episode first season will debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2024.

The drama 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.

The drama stars Shazad Latif, Georgia Flood, Thierry Fremont and Céline Menville.

Guest stars in the first season include Richard E. Grant, Anna Torv and Noah Taylor.

James Dormer developed the drama. He executive produces with Xavier Marchand, Anand Tucker, Johanna Devereaux, Chris Loveall, Colleen Woodcock, Daisy Gilbert and director Michael Matthews. Moonriver Television and Seven Stories produce.

"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," said Ben Davis, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, AMC Networks and AMC Studios. "We are looking forward to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC as a special television event next year."

"I am hugely excited that the efforts of everyone involved in the making of the show will be seen on such a prestigious network," added Dormer.