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Atlantis: Production Begins on Season Two

Atlantis season twoProduction has begun on the second season of BBC America’s Atlantis series. It’s unclear how many installments have been ordered this time but the first season had 13 episodes. Season two is expected to start airing next year.

Here’s the press release:

BBC AMERICA’S FANTASY SERIES “ATLANTIS” STARTS PRODUCTION ON SEASON TWO

Vincent Regan and Amy Manson Join the Cast with Robert Pugh and Peter de Jersey to Guest Star

New York – April 3, 2014 – BBC AMERICA’s fantasy co-production, Atlantis, from the creators of Merlin and Misfits, has begun production on season two. The series follows the adventures of Jason (Jack Donnelly, Dancing on the Edge), Hercules (Mark Addy, Game of Thrones) and Pythagoras (Robert Emms, War Horse) who battle against some of the most famous names of Greek legend, often in unexpected guises. Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy and Robert Emms have returned to Chepstow, Wales to begin filming.

Atlantis delivered the highest rated series premiere ever for BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday block and in the UK it scored the biggest new Saturday night drama series launch across all BBC channels since Robin Hood in 2006.

Also returning to the drama are Sarah Parish (Hatfields & McCoys) as Paisphae, Aiysha Hart (Honour) as Ariadne and Juliet Stevenson (The Hour), as The Oracle. New additions to the cast include Vincent Regan (Strike Back) as Dion and Amy Manson (Being Human) as Medea, with guest appearances to be made by Robert Pugh (Game of Thrones) and Peter de Jersey (Broadchurch) in episode one.

Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, co-creators said: “It’s wonderful to have everyone back in the studio together as we prepare to take Atlantis to new places in season two. We have some exciting new additions joining our exceptional cast and some surprises up our sleeve that we can’t wait to unleash on the Atlantis audience later this year.”

Fans were rocked by the shocking reveal at the end of the first series that Paisphae (Sarah Parish) was in fact Jason’s (Jack Donnelly) mother. Sarah Parish is currently filming scenes that involve a dramatic shift of power in the kingdom. Pasiphae’s desire to reign has not abated and rivalry with step daughter Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) takes her to new depths. Jason’s personal involvement with Ariadne is surely a complication for Pasiphae, but will the knowledge that Jason is her flesh and blood weaken her resolve?

Atlantis was re-commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, and is created by Urban Myth Films for BBC One through BBC Cymru Wales and co-produced by BBC AMERICA. Atlantis is written by Howard Overman and executive produced by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy for Urban Myth Films with Bethan Jones as Executive Producer for BBC.

Atlantis Season One is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, and on all BBC Worldwide North America digital partners.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including two Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

What do you think? Did you enjoy the first season? Will you watch season two?

 

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Nadia Garces April 4, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Yes of course!! One of the best series, topic is original, it’s not same drama of most series, Greek Mythology can rock anyone!

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John Paul April 1, 2015 at 9:34 pm

I really enjoy the Atlantis Movies. Session 1 is so great. session 2, I saw 6 Episode. very great. Continue with the series. I love watching Atlantis movies

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Paula Curtis March 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm

I love the Atlantis TV series and I’m so glad they are doing a Season 2. I was very upset when I heard that they were talking about canceling this series. But now I’m so happy that they decided not to cancel it. :) I hope we get more then a 2nd season. How about 3rd and 4th season being this series has become very popular and ratings are high. Why would you even consider canceling a show when the ratings are high? Don’t you make money when TV shows have high ratings? Give us more and more and then some more of the Atlantis series after 2nd season. :)

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Fred Madison Sr February 7, 2015 at 1:01 am

enjoyed first season. I bought the 3 disk set of Atlantis.

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Bob W. February 15, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Yes, I enjoyed the first season, and look forward to the second. I also bought the three disc set. Glad to see the original cast is back.

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jo jo February 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm

we hope that yall continue this show we have been waiting for the shows after the grey sisters for a minute too long now we NEED to know what happends next ! and after that and after that pleaseeeeeeee

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Virgil Quintanilla January 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm

DON’T FEEL BAD IN HOW I’M COMMENTING, THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT YOU PEOPLE PUT EVERYONE THROUGH WHO LIKES THE SHOW… YOU SURPRISE WITH THE “BULL SHIT’ OF CANCELING AND THEM WE SUPPOSE TO TAKE CRAP???@!#$%^&*()_ YOU FRACK PEOPLES LIVES UP WHEN IT COMES TO THESE THINGS…PEOPLE HAVE THEIR MINDS SET ON LOOKING FORWARD IN WATCHING ATLANTIS….YEAH I’M FROM THE US, I HAVE ALOT TO SAY ABOUT THE CRAP, THE SHOW IS GREAT, DON’T FIX IT, IF IT’S NOT BROKE.

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Christine January 31, 2015 at 4:27 am

So, sorry to hear about this as I have been waiting for the next episode. I found it to be intriguing and a great balance between humour and depth; enjoyed watching the characters change and deepen in texture, with Jason just starting to become darker although still our hero. An interesting take on the mythological characters by making them “human” and realistic. Seriously wish you would re-consider. Again, more promotion needed.

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Judy January 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

Have been anxiously waiting for the new season of Atlantis. My family and I sit glued to the TV watching it.

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Dae Gibbob January 11, 2015 at 6:39 am

I have been watching the new series but It appears to have been cut or moved. ?

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lyn December 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

Yes, I love the show! It was hard waiting for season 2. Wish there’s more episodes!

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Vanessa December 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Yes I will definitely watch season two I am looking foward to it. Can’t wait this is an awsome show.

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Turtle December 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm

I loved it! Want to see much, much more!

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terry venables November 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

watching atlantis reminds me of the legendary series merlin also great work from sarah parish starving for season two

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Julie Krantz November 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

I loved the series and am wondering when it will come back on tv

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