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BBC America is staying in Atlantis!
The new fantasy series has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Wednesday.
Set in a world that weaves together ancient Greek myths and history, the drama follows Jason (Jack Donnelly), a young man from our world who somehow winds up in Atlantis. With the help of two new friends -- a rather rotund Hercules (Mark Addy) and wide-eyed Pythagoras (Robert Emms) -- Jason seeks answers for his father's disappearance, his own origins and a destiny foretold by an oracle.
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The series, from Merlin producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, debuted Saturday to 838,000 viewers, making it the network's highest-rated series premiere ever for Supernatural Saturday.
"Atlantis is off to a fantastic start and is the centerpiece of our Saturday nights for the next twelve weeks," BBC America's Senior Vice President of Programming Richard De Croce said in a statement. "We're committed to bringing our viewers even more entertaining episodes inspired by Greek mythology from Howard and the talented team in season two."
Atlantis airs Saturdays at 9/8c on BBC America. Are you excited for Season 2?