Juliet Stevenson Cast In BBC's Atlantis

Juliet Stevenson ( Truly Madly Deeply , Bend It Like Beckham, The Village ), has been cast in the BBC’s new fantasy series Atlantis , from the creators of Merlin .

Stevenson joins the already-cast Mark Addy ( Game of Thrones , The Full Monty ) and Sarah Parish ( Cutting It , Mistresses , the Empress of Racnoss in Doctor Who )

Stevenson says, "This genre is new to me, so I am looking forward to a great adventure."

The BBC's take on Atlantis is of a mysterious, ancient place with vast palaces said to be built by giants, snake-haired goddesses and other mythical creatures. The drama's main protagonist, Jason, is a young man who arrives on Atlantis and begins a series of adventures.

The show will be shot in Wales and Morroco, with filming due to begin next month.

Atlantis has been written by Howard Overman ( Misfits, Merlin , Dirk Genty ) and is being produced by Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps ( Merlin ).

[via the Guardian ]