AMC Working on a Reimagining of ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, James Mason, 1954
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Captain Nemo and The Nautilus are getting ready to sail again! AMC Networks received the rights to Nautilus, a new series reimagining the story of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The series was originally slated for Disney+ but Disney scrapped it. AMC and its streaming service AMC+ got the rights and is moving forward with the project. Based on the novel by Jules Verne and the 1954 Disney film, the show will tell the origin story of Captain Nemo.

Showrunners Xavier Marchand and Anand Tucker said in a joint statement about the new series, “We are so thrilled to present the epic adventures of Captain Nemo and his legendary submarine The Nautilus alongside the other incredible AMC universes. The series will take viewers on a breathtaking journey with Nemo and his crew, battling terrifying creatures and the dark forces of the British Empire.”

20,OOO LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, producer Walt Disney holding a model of the submarine Nautilus, 1954

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Shazad Latif has been cast as Captain Nemo. In addition, other cast members include Georgia Flood, Thierry Fremont, Céline Menville, Richard E. Grant, Anna Torv, and Noah Taylor. The first season will be 10 episodes.

PENNY DREADFUL, Shazad Latif in 'The Day Tennyson Died' (Season 3, Episode 1, aired May 1, 2016)

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The series is expected to premiere sometime in 2024 on AMC and AMC+. As of now, a premiere date and a trailer have not yet been released. Stay tuned! Are you excited about a new show featuring the character Captain Nemo and his adventures? In the meantime, you can watch 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on Disney+.

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