Atlantis 2 starts filming in Wales

The BBC fantasy drama, starring Jack Donnelly, is currently on location in Chepstow


Legendary heroes and mythical creatures are set to take over the little town of Chepstow on the Welsh river Wye.


The Atlantis cast and crew have descended on Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate, where they will shoot parts of the new 13 episode series.

The first series of Atlantis was filmed in both Morocco and Wales. Series writers Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps created a Jerusalem set and King David set in Morocco, which doubled for the Palace scenes and the Temple of Poseidon in the series. Other scenes, including when Jason washes up on the beach in episode one, took place in Wales. 

BBC executive producer Bethan Jones explained more about filming for season two: “The vision is as ambitious as ever and, building on the amazing sets in the Chepstow studios, the series will continue to deliver a visual treat for viewers.”

Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy revealed that their cast will grow 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.”

The cast will include leads Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Sarah Parish and Juliet Stevenson, plus new faces including Vincent Regan and Amy Mason. Game of Thrones actor Robert Pugh, and Broadchurch actor Peter de Jersey will also feature in the first episode.

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