‘Atlantis’ Will Not Be Picked Up For A Third Series

The first season of the show was a hit for the BBC and was being positioned to be a replacement for 'Merlin'

Fans of the BBC fantasy series ‘Atlantis’ will be upset to hear that the BBC has chose not to renew the series, which has provided an alternate take on Jason of ‘Jason And The Argonauts’ fame, but before he formed the crew to chase after the mythical golden fleece.

The first season of the show was a hit for the BBC and was being positioned to be a replacement for ‘Merlin’, which ran for a total of five series.

The second season, which started airing before Christmas and took a break over the holidays took on a darker tone than the first and as a result the show wound up being shown at a slightly later time slot. Unfortunately it seems that the tonal shift in the show has lost viewers.

Digital Spy broke the news and managed to get the following statement from a BBC spokesperson who said: “The final seven episodes of Atlantis will transmit on BBC One in spring. We would like to thank Urban Myth Films and all the cast and crew but the series will not be re-commissioned.

“We are very proud of both series but to keep increasing the range of BBC One drama we have to make difficult decisions to bring new shows through.”

The second season of ‘Atlantis’ had 13 episodes. The first six were show late last year and finished airing just prior to Christmas. The remaining seven episodes will air some time in the Spring. An exact date has not been released by the BBC, but my best guess based on past experiences would be that they will likely start showing the series again some time close to Easter if not during the Easter weekend.

The series stars Jack Donnelly as Jason and Mark Addy as Hercules.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

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One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    24 January 2015 at 3:41 am -

    Given the timing, they’ll probably end on a cliff-hanger to boot. 🙁

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