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Nautilus – AMC pick up the Jules Verne adaptation

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The series stars Shazad Latif in a retelling of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

One of the recent casualties of the streaming service bubble deflating was Nautilus. The show is an adaptation of the classic 1869 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.

The series, starring Star Trek: Discovery‘s Shazad Latif as Captain Nemo, was on course for Disney+ in 2024. However, it was scrapped as part of a content write-down (money saving exercise), despite being already filmed and in post-production.

Nautilus: Shazad Latif as Captain Nemo
Latif as Captain Nemo (c) Moonriver TV / Seven Stories

Now, the AMC Network has netted the show’s US and Canada linear and streaming rights.


The series promises to tell the story from Captain Nemo’s point of view for the first time:

An Indian Prince robbed of his birth right and family, a prisoner of the East India Mercantile Company and a man bent on revenge against the forces that have taken everything from him.

But once Nemo sets sail with his ragtag crew on board the awe-inspiring Nautilus, he not only battles with his enemy, but discovers a wondrous underwater world, learns to take his place as leader of the crew, and goes on an unforgettable adventure beneath the sea.

Alongside Shazad Latif, the show stars Georgia Flood (Wentworth Prison), Thierry Frémont and Gustave Benoit. The show also promises guest appearances from Richard E. Grant, Anna Torv (Fringe) and Noah Taylor.

Created by James Dormer and filmed in Australia, the 10-part series comes from Moonriver TVSeven Stories.

Xavier Marchand, CEO, Moonriver, and Anand Tucker, CEO, Seven Stories, said:

“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.”

Fingers crossed that the US pickup of the show will mean it also arrives on UK shores. We’ll keep you posted.