AMC acquires Nautilus adaptation with Captain Nemo after Disney+ cancellation

AMC has acquired the North American linear TV and streaming rights for the Disney Entertainment live-action adaptation series ‘Nautilus’ after it was dropped by Disney+.

‘Nautilus’ is based on the book titled ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea’ by Jules Verne, first published back in 1870.

It’s considered hugely important to the development of science fiction as a genre.

“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,” AMC Networks and AMC Studios executive Ben Davis said in a statement. “We are looking forward to bringing it to AMC+ and AMC as a special television event next year.”

Disney+ removed the project earlier in the year as part of the wide range of cost-cutting measures taking place at Disney+.

‘Nautilus’ has been completed, and was set to release in August before it was pulled.

The synopsis of the 10-episode season reads that the story will be told from Captain Nemo’s point of view as an Indian Prince robbed and imprisoned by the East India Mercantile Company.

In his quest for revenge against his enemies, he forms a ragtag crew on board his ship Nautilus, and discovers a wondrous underwater world.

‘Nautilus’ is written and executive produced by James Dormer, with Michael Matthews directing.

Shazad Latif stars as Captain Nemo and is joined by Georgia Flood as Humility Lucas, Thierry Frémont as Gustave Benoit, Pacharo Mzembe as Boniface, Arlo Green as Turan, Tyrone Ngatai as Kai, Ling Cooper Tang as Suyin, Andrew Shaw as Jiacomo, Ashan Kumar as Ranbir, Chum Ehelepola as Jagadish, Céline Menville as Loti, newcomer Kayden Price as Blaster, and Director Crawley as Damien Garvey.

It will now be released in 2024.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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