Disney-cancelled Nautilus moves to AMC+

Queensland filmed adventure, cancelled by Disney, finds a new home.

Queensland-filmed Nautilus, which was dumped by Disney ahead of its planned premiere, has found a new home at AMC+.

The ten-part series inspired by Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, is a UK production, which charts the origin story of Captain Nemo.

The series has now landed at AMC, where it will air in 2024 as well as on AMC+.

The series filmed from February 2022 to January 2023  injecting an estimated $96 million into Queensland’s economy and creating approximately 240 jobs for local cast and crew, plus 350 extras.

The cast includes Star Trek: Discovery’s Shazad Latif (as Nemo himself), Loki’s Richard E. Grant, The Witcher: Blood Origin’s Jacob Collins-Levy, and Black Sails star Luke Arnold.  Also starring are Georgia Flood and Thierry Frémont, with Pacharo Mzembe, Arlo Green, Tyrone Ngatai, Ling Cooper Tang, Andrew Shaw, Ashan Kumar, Céline Menville and Kayden Price rounding out the cast. It is produced by Xavier Marchand’s Moonriver Studios and Anand Tucker’s Seven Stories.

But it became the latest series axed by Disney as part of its move to cut streaming costs. The Spiderwick Chronicles, which was similarly cancelled at Disney+, found a spot on Roku.

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, EVP 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.”

Source: Deadline

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