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Misfits and Merlin Creators Combine Forces For The BBCs Atlantis

So here’s what the BBC has in mind to replace Merlin , and it’s sounds pretty exciting to us! Well, it’s from the combined forces behind Misfits and Merlin , after all – Atlantis .

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Atlantis is a new 13 part, 45-minute episode series, created and written by Howard Overman ( Misfits , Dirk Gently , Vexed , Merlin ) for Saturday nights this Autumn on BBC One

The city of Atlantis is a mysterious, ancient place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants.

It’s into this strange, compelling realm that the young Jason arrives and an amazing adventure begins, bringing to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation in an action packed 13-part series.

Executive produced by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy ( Merlin , Hex , As If , Sugar Rush ) and Howard Overman for their new production company. It will begin shooting in Wales and Morocco in April.

The series will launch on Saturday nights this Autumn and is executive produced for BBC Cymru Wales by Bethan Jones.

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Dave Golder
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Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.