After Disney+ did a company-wide budget cut and canceled more than a handful of shows, one of them has found a new home. Variety has reported that The Captain Nemo origin story series Nautilus, named after his fantastical submarine, will sail with AMC Networks.
The 10-episode show was originally slated to air on Disney+, but it was announced back in August that the show was not going forward. Inspired by Jules Vernes’ “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 Mercantile Company, and a man bent on revenge against the forces that have taken everything from him.” It’s unclear if it will have any ties to Disney’s classic version of the Verne story.
“Nautilus is a big, sweeping drama that is sure to appeal to fans of our Anne Rice Immortal Universe and other buzzy and fan-forward series like Orphan Black: Echoes,” said Ben Davis, executive vice president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios. “We are looking forward to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC as a special television event next year.”
Along with Latif, the cast of the show includes Georgia Flood, Thierry Fremont, and Céline Menville, with guest appearances from Richard E. Grant, Anna Torv, and Noah Taylor. This was not the only finished show that was cut from Disney’s schedule. The finished Spiderwick Chronicles adaptation with Christian Slater was removed and still needs a new home.
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