So the BBC has a long track record of fantasy based drama shows aimed at a family audience. It’s a mixed record, but they’re always worth keeping an eye on because they’re about the only people who regularly pursue that market.
Their latest Atlantis is envisaged as a replacement for Merlin and apparently will start some time this fall.
We don’t have a lot of details yet, but it is apparently inspired by Greek mythology (yes, again) and more promisingly is written by Howard Overman who is one of the people responsible for Misfits.
The city of Atlantis is a strange, ancient dwelling; a world of bull leaping, of reptile haired goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants. Young Jason arrives in the city and a magical adventure begins