Nearly two months after Disney+ scrapped it, AMC Networks has acquired both the North American linear and streaming rights to “Nautilus,” the ten-episode UK live-action series inspired by Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

Former “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Spooks” and “Penny Dreadful” alum Shazad Latif stars as Captain Nemo alongside Luke Arnold, Cameron Cuffe, Jacob Collins-Levy, Georgia Flood, Thierry Frémont and Caroline Goodall.

Shot early last year in Australia, the story serves as an origin story of Nemo who, in this take, is an Indian Prince robbed of his birthright and family and a prisoner of the East India Company.

He’s a man bent on revenge against the forces which have taken everything from him. But once he sets sail with his ragtag crew on board the awe-inspiring Nautilus, he not only battles with his enemy, he also discovers a magical underwater world.

The project was commissioned back in 2021, and Disney’s decision to drop it was part of a larger content removal plan that allowed them to take an impairment charge of approximately $1.5 billion-$1.8 billion.

British companies Moonriver TV and All3Media-owned Seven Stories produced the series which will air on AMC and the AMC+ streaming service next year with plans to air it as a “special television event”.

Source: THR

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