Richard E. Grant has joined the cast of its new live-action drama series “Nautilus”, from Moonriver TV and Seven Stories, underway shooting at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia.

Grant guest stars in the series, playing the charismatic leader of the port town of Karajaan, who Captain Nemo and the crew encounter on their adventures.

“Nautilus” tells Jules Verne’s epic story from Captain Nemo’s point of view: an Indian Prince robbed of his birth right and family, a prisoner of the East India Mercantile Company and a man bent on revenge against the forces that have taken everything from him. But once Nemo sets sail with his ragtag crew on board the awe-inspiring Nautilus, he not only battles with his enemy, but discovers a wondrous underwater world, learns to take his place as leader of the crew, and goes on an unforgettable adventure beneath the sea.

Also announced as joining the cast are Muki Zubis (“This Is Going To Hurt”) as Casimir, an unflappable sailor who quickly secures her position as First Mate after boarding the Nautilus; Benedict Hardie (“The Luminaries”), who plays Cuff, a soldier working for The Company who stows away during Nemo’s coup of the Nautilus; Jacob Collins Levy (“Young Wallander”) as Captain Youngblood, who is sent to track down the commandeered Nautilus; and Luke Arnold (“Black Sails”), as Captain Billy Millais, a man on a mission to hunt down Nemo, with whom he shares a past.

They join previously announced cast Shazad Latif (“Star Trek: Discovery”, “The Pursuit of Love”), who will play the iconic role of Captain Nemo, Georgia Flood (“Anzac Girls”), Thierry Frémont (“Allied”), Céline Menville (“Emily in Paris”), Pacharo Mzembe (“La Brea”), Ling Cooper Tang (“The Secrets She Keeps”), Damien Garvey (“Jack Irish”) and newcomers Tyrone Ngatai and Kayden Price.

Developed and co-produced by Moonriver TV’s Xavier Marchand and Seven Stories’ Anand Tucker, Nautilus is written and executive produced by James Dormer (Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands) and is executive produced by Johanna Devereaux and Chris Loveall for Disney+. Cameron Welsh (“Foundation”) is producing the series, and Michael Matthews (“Love and Monsters”, “Five Fingers From Marseilles”) will direct the Disney+ adventure series.

Photo: Pip Seed

Jon Creamer

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