Series debut of 'Atlantis' broke Saturday night ratings records for BBC America
BBC America has picked up a second season of fantasy co-production “Atlantis” just days after its series premiere.
Drama centers on Jason, who washes up on the shores of an ancient island populated by gods, goddesses and some of the most famous names in Greek legend.
“‘Atlantis’ is off to a fantastic start and is the centerpiece of our Saturday nights for the next 12 weeks,” said Richard De Croce, senior veep of programming at BBC America. “We’re committed to bringing our viewers even more entertaining episodes inspired by Greek mythology from Howard and the talented team in season two.”
Program, which airs on Saturday nights, opened its 13-seg first season on Nov. 23 and delivered 838,000 total viewers, making for the highest-rated series premiere ever for BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday. In the U.K., “Atlantis” is the biggest Saturday night drama to launch across the BBC cablers since 2006.
“Atlantis” is an Urban Myth Films production for BBC Cymru Wales, co-produced with BBC America. Executive producers are Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy and Howard Overman for Urban Myth Films. It’s exec produced for BBC Cymru Wales by Bethan Jones.