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'Atlantis': 'Merlin's' creators take on time-traveling Greek mythology

Myths are malleable, and BBC America's "Atlantis" twists ancient ones into new shapes.The lush 13-episode series launches Saturday, Nov. 23. Set on the lost island of Atlantis, it has a filmic look and tremendous fun with Greek myths.In this, Hercules is an overweight blowhard played by Mark Addy ("Game of Thrones"). Medusa (Jemima Rooper, "Hex"), the hideous Gorgon who had snakes for hair, is now a sweet young woman. And Jason (Jack Donnelly, "Dancing on the Edge") is a hot traveler from the present."What struck me most is why hasn't anyone used this material before," Rooper tells Zap2it. "They are reinventing the stories as they want."Fittingly, the series opens at sea, with Jason on a quest to find his long-lost father, whose submarine disappeared. Jason's small sub spins out of control and crashes, and he washes up, naked, on a foreign shore.That naked bit and the demigods' typically randy behavior are hinted at but never... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/atlantis-merlins-creators-take-on-time-traveling-greek-mythology.html

Fat Hercules? The Triangle Guy? A Guide to Demystifying Atlantis' Mix of Myth and History

On Saturday at 9/8c, the producers of Merlin launch their new fantasy series Atlantis , which is set in a world that weaves together ancient Greek myths and history. What is this "lost" city, anyway? And why are historical figures chumming it up with mythological heroes? To help keep these facts and fictions straight, check out our guide to Atlantis:   Read More... //www.tvguide.com/News/Atlantis-Premiere-Guide-1073810.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Exclusive Look Inside the BBC's Greek Mythology Mashup Series, Atlantis

  This Saturday, the latest series from Misfits creator Howard Overman will air in the United States for the first time. And to celebrate, here are two exclusive clips from Atlantis — including one featuring a Minotaur. Which is excellent.  Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/4eD4RQZmLmQ/exclusive-look-inside-the-bbcs-greek-mythology-mashup-1469785806

Atlantis (BBC America) Series Premiere 2013 “The Earth Bull”

Atlantis  premieres Saturday, November 23rd at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America. Episode Synopsis:  Atlantis Episode 1 “The Earth Bull”- Jason goes searching for his father and ends up on the shores of an ancient land full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes: the lost city of Atlantis. But it seems the newcomer has arrived at the worst possible time, and becomes caught in a deadly ritual from which no one has ever escaped. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/11/23/atlantis-bbc-america-series-premiere-2013-the-earth-bull/