After Disney Plus slashed the company’s budget and canceled more than a few shows, one of them found a new home. Variety Captain Nemo’s origin story series, Nautilus, named after his iconic submarine, will be picked up by AMC, it has reported.
The 10-episode show was originally slated to air on Disney Plus, but it was announced in August that the series would be canceled. Inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the show will focus on the early life of Captain Nemo, played by Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery). The character is described as “an Indian prince robbed of his birthright and family, a prisoner of the East India Trading Company, and a man bent on revenge against the forces that took everything from him.” It is unclear if it has any connection to the classic Disney version of Verne’s story.
“Nautilus is a big, sweeping drama that’s sure to appeal to fans of the immortal world of Anne Rice and other buzzed-about series like Orphan Black: Echoes,” said Ben Davis, executive vice president of original programming for AMC and AMC Networks. AMC Studios We look forward to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC next year as a special televised event.
Along with Latif, the series stars Georgia Flood, Thierry Fremont, and Celine Manville, with a guest appearance from Richard E. Grant, Anna Toro and Noah Taylor. It wasn’t the only finished show to be dropped from Disney’s schedule. The full adaptation of the Spiderwick Chronicles with Christian Slater has been dropped and still needs a new home.
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