MIPCOM: France and Canada pre-buy fantasy drama Atlantis

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 07-10-2013

BBC Worldwide has pre-sold new fantasy drama Atlantis to French channel Canal+ and Space in Canada ahead of its launch at MIPCOM.

From the makers of show Merlin, Atlantis is a 13-part drama from Urban Myth Films production for BBC Cymru Wales co-produced with BBC America, and brings to life the story of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation.

Key cast members include Jack Donnelly (Dancing on the Edge, Misfits), who plays the role of Jason, and Aiysha Hart (Djinn, Honour) who stars as Ariadne.

BBC Worldwide is also introducing Fleming: The Man That Would Be Bond, a 4x60' action-packed series from Ecosse Films Production. It tells the real story of Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond. Starring Dominic Cooper as Fleming, it is executive produced by Douglas Rae (Mistresses, My Boy Jack), Michael Parke (Life of Crime, Raw) and Robert Bernstein (Nowhere Boy, Diana).