Second Atlantis series begins filming in Chepstow

South Wales Argus: FILMING IN CHEPSTOW: Stars of Atlanti, from left; Jason (Jack Donnelly) Pythagoras (Robert Emms) Hercules (Mark Addy). (C) Little Monster Films - Pic: Nick Briggs FILMING IN CHEPSTOW: Stars of Atlanti, from left; Jason (Jack Donnelly) Pythagoras (Robert Emms) Hercules (Mark Addy). (C) Little Monster Films - Pic: Nick Briggs

THE second series of a prime time BBC show has now begun filming on location in Chepstow.

The stars of the family fantasy drama Atlantis have returned to a warehouse at Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate to film the 13-part series.

The fantasy drama, created by Urban Myth Films for BBC One through BBC Cymru Wales and co-produced by BBC America, appeared on our screens for the first time in September of last year, but filming began in part of the former Tesco coldstore building in Chepstow a year ago.

The cast, which includes, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms,Sarah Parish and Juliet Stevenson, return to the drama, with new additions Vincent Regan and Amy Mason.

There will also be guest appearances by Robert Pugh, from Game of Thrones and The White Queen, and Peter de Jersey, from Broadchurch and Holby City in episode one.

Written by Howard Overman, the drama takes viewers on a journey through the vast store of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation.

Fans were rocked by the shocking reveal at the end of the first series that Paisphae, played by Sarah Parish, was in fact Jason’s mother. Parish is currently filming scenes that involve a dramatic shift of power in the kingdom.

Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, co-creators, said: “We have some exciting new additions joining our exceptional cast and some surprises up our sleeve that we can’t wait to unlease on the Atlantis Audience later this year.”

Bethan Jones, BBC Executive Producer, added: “The vision is as ambitious as ever and, building on the amazing sets in the Chepstow studios, the series will continue to deliver a visual treat for viewers.”

 

 

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