Merlin Writers To Bring Atlantis To BBC One This Fall

It's always bittersweet when a beloved series comes to an end. On one hand, if it's a pre-planned conclusion, fans are treated with whatever closure and story-wrap-up the writers have had in mind for the project. But on the other hand, the show's over. The bright side to that second hand is that it frees the writers to pursue other projects, and a whole new story can begin. Such is the case for the writing team behind BBC's Merlin, who are now collaborating on a new fantasy project, Atlantis.

We learned last fall that BBC One's fantasy-drama series Merlin would end with Season 5, which wrapped up overseas last December, and is currently midway through the last season over here, returning to Syfy with a new episode on Friday, May 3. With the series wrapped, writer/executive producer Howard Overman and Merlin creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy have apparently found their next project together. Deadline says Atlantis will begin shooting next month in Wales and Morocco. The series, which is set "in the mythical city of Atlantis, and re-imagines Greek myths and legends for a new generation," has a 13-part order at BBC One.

On board to star are Game of Thrones' Mark Addy, The Hour's Juliet Stevenson, Mistresses Sarah Parish, War Horse's Robert Emms and Jemima Rooper of Hex and The Black Dahlia.

Merlin fans, and anyone else who's interested in this promising sounding series, will be able to find Atlantis airing on Saturday nights in Merlin's old time-slot, come Fall.

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