Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Atlantis - Further Casting

It's been a while since I've posted anything in relation to upcoming BBC1 Saturday evening drama, Atlantis but more casting for the show (currently being filmed in Morocco and Wales) has been revealed.

Alexander Siddig, best known for his roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nice, Primeval and recently, DaVinci's Demons has been cast in the role of King Minos, leader of the Minoans, Europe’s first great civilization. Based on the island of Crete, the Minoans were at the height of their power when the empire was wiped off the planet approximately 5,000 years ago and if there's something apt for this role, it probably is Siddig who has also previously guest starred in Merlin back in 2008.

It's also been confirmed that Aiysha Hart will be playing the role of Princess Ariadne. Other casting for the 13 part series includes singer Hannah Arteton as Greek poet Korinna, Karl Johnson as Itheus as well as Faye Brooks in an undisclosed role. Either way, this show is shaping up rather nicely, isn't it?

Press Release: http://sidcity.net/2013/05/23/atlantis-alexander-siddig-to-co-star-in-new-series-from-merlin-creators/

Atlantis will air Saturdays on BBC1 in the Autumn.

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