BBC1’s Saturday night fantasy series Atlantis has been renewed for a second series.
The family friendly drama, which stars Game of Thrones‘ Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Juliet Stevenson and Sarah Parish, will return to our telly screens for another run of ancient Greek adventures.
The fantasy series, which airs after Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night, has so far done well in the ratings, with the BBC calling it its “biggest new Saturday night drama series launch across all channels since Robin Hood in 2006.”
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore said: “Atlantis delivers original British drama with the kind of scale and ambition that we’ve come to expect from the cinema. It feels very much at home on Saturday nights on BBC1, it’s been wonderful to watch Howard and the team create a whole new world, brilliantly inspired by Greek mythology which is proving a hit with all the family and a second series is richly deserved.”
Atlantis follows the escapades of Jason, Hercules and Pythagoras as they get into scrapes in the mythological lost city of Atlantis. The series, which has been created by Misfits creator and Merlin writer Howard Overman, fills the gap left by highly-popular fantasy series Merlin, starring Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath, Angle Coulby and Bradley James, which finished at the end of its fifth series last Christmas.
There is no word yet on when the next series of Atlantis will air.
Watch a trailer for tonight’s episode:
Atlantis continues on Saturdays at 8:15pm on BBC1.
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