Production began on Disney’s Nautilus series, which was inspired by Jules Verne’s SF novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The series is currently being shot in Australia, and the complete cast is already known. The director of the ten-episode series is Michael Matthews (Love and Monsters), and the screenwriter and executive producer is James Dormer (Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands).
The main role is played by Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery) as Captain Nemo. His character has been described as “an enigmatic Indian prince who steals a fantastic submarine from the East India Company and sets off in search of an adventure under the sea.” Georgia Flood (Anzac Girls) plays Humility Lucas, a privileged daughter of the British Empire who was taken hostage aboard the Nautilus.
Thierry Frémont (Allied) is Gustave Benoit, a French submarine engineer and architect, and Damien Garvey (Jack Irish) is the director of the relentless East India Mercantile Company. Other roles are played by Pacharo Mzembe as Boniface, Arlo Green as Turan, Tyrone Ngatai as Kai, Ling Cooper Tang as Suyin, Andrew Shaw as Jiacomo, Ashan Kumar as Ranbir, Céline Menville as Loti and Kéden Price as Blaster.
The series changes the focus of Verne’s classic story, giving viewers a chance to discover the story of the origin of Captain Nemo. Nemo is an Indian prince who has been removed from his home and family, stripped of his birthright and captured by the East India Mercantile Company.
Focused only on revenge against those who ruined his life, Nemo sails the legendary Nautilus, aided by a bunch of sailors, and soon finds himself fighting not only his enemies but also the discovery of a stunning underwater world.
The production on the show just started, so we still don’t know when can we expect the show to come on Disney Plus.