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...
On Saturday at 9/8c, the producers of Merlin launch their new fantasy series Atlantis, which is set in a world that weaves together ancient Greek myths and history. What is this "lost" city, anyway? And why are historical figures chumming it up with mythological heroes? To help keep these facts and fictions straight, check out our guide to Atlantis:
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