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9/17/2013 12:01:00 am - Reported by John Bowman

Cast pictures from BBC One's forthcoming fantasy drama Atlantis have been released.

The 13-episode show - seen as a replacement for Merlin, which ended last December after five series - will start in the UK on Saturday 28th September, according to the BBC Media Centre, although the broadcast time is yet to be confirmed.

The images show Jack Donnelly as Jason, who has been searching for his father for 20 years and finds himself washed up on the shores of the ancient land, Robert Emms as Pythagoras and Mark Addy as Hercules - the two friends he makes there, Alexander Siddig as Atlantis's King Minos, Sarah Parish as the king's wife Pasiphaƫ, Aiysha Hart as Ariadne, his heir, Joe Dixon as Ramos, the king's battle-hardened general, Juliet Stevenson as the Oracle, Ken Bones as Melas, a high priest in the Temple of Poseidon and trusted ally of the Oracle, and Jemima Rooper as Medusa.


As previously reported, BBC America will begin showing the series on Saturday 23rd November.

UPDATE - THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER: The first episode - entitled The Earth Bull - will be broadcast in the UK at 8.25pm on Saturday 28th September. The show has also been bought by Canal Plus in France and Space in Canada, ahead of its launch at the global entertainment content market Mipcom in Cannes next month. Space has announced that it will be premiering it on Saturday 12th October at 8pm ET with two back-to-back episodes.