A retelling of the story of Captain Nemo is on the transfer — and never just below the ocean.
AMC Networks has grabbed linear and streaming rights to Nautilus — a reimagining of Jules Verne’s basic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Beneath the Sea — in america and Canada. The collection, which hails from British firms Moonriver TV and All3Media-owned Seven Tales, was initially set for Disney+, which picked it as much as collection in August 2021. After scrapping the present earlier this yr as a part of a content material writedown, nonetheless, Disney Leisure has licensed Nautilus to AMC and its sibling streamer AMC+, which plan to air the collection in 2024.
“Nautilus is an enormous, sweeping drama that’s positive to enchantment to followers of our Anne Rice Immortal Universe and different buzzy and fan-forward collection like Orphan Black: Echoes,” stated Ben Davis, govt vp unique programming at AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “We’re wanting ahead to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC as a particular tv occasion subsequent yr.”
Nautilus will inform the origin story of Captain Nemo (Shazad Latif, Star Trek: Discovery), an Indian prince robbed of his birthright and household, a prisoner of the East India Mercantile Firm and a person bent on revenge towards the forces which have taken every part from him. He units sail along with his crew on board the awe-inspiring submarine of the title, battling foes and discovering magical underwater worlds.
Georgia Flood, Thierry Fremont and Céline Menville additionally star, and Richard E Grant, Anna Torv and Noah Taylor make visitor appearances within the collection.
Verne’s novel was beforehand the idea for Disney’s 1954 film that starred James Mason as Nemo, amongst plenty of different variations.
Moonriver TV CEO Xavier Marchand and Seven Tales CEO Anand Tucker developed Nautilus and produce alongside author and govt producer James Dormer and exec producers Johanna Devereaux, Chris Loveall, Colleen Woodcock and Daisy Gilbert. Cameron Welsh serves as producer. Michael Matthews is the lead director.
“We’re so thrilled to current the epic adventures of Captain Nemo and his legendary submarine The Nautilus alongside the opposite unimaginable AMC universes,” Marchand and Tucker stated in a press release. “The collection will take viewers on a wide ranging journey with Nemo and his crew, battling terrifying creatures and the darkish forces of the British Empire.”