Disney+ has unveiled new information on three TV shows in the UK. During the Edinburgh TV Festival, it said it intends to create at least 50 new European productions by 2024.
The original Live-action-Series of Nautilus is a ten-part live-action adventure series. It is about Verne’s most emblematic character, Captain Nemo, and the famous submarine of The Nautilus. The series is based on the classical novel 20,000 Under The Sea of Jules Verne.
Nemo is an Indian Prince, a prisoner of the East Indian Company. Also, a revenge-playing person against the forces who have taken it all from him. He is robbed of his birthright and family. However, once he’s sailing on the amazing Nautilus with his ragtag crew, not just fighting his enemy but also finding out a magic underwater world.
Xavier Marchand of Moonriver TV and Anand Tucker of Seven Stories developed and will produce the series. Also, James Dormer (Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands) will be the writer and executive producer of the series. Production will begin in early 2022, according to Deadline.
In a statement, Johanna Devereaux, EMEA’s director of the original scripts, said,
“Jules Verne’s story is a beloved classic all around the world. It’s a huge privilege to bring the Nautilus and her crew to life again in such a bold, exciting way, with a diverse team of creative talent and on-screen characters. The series will be breathtaking, action-packed and a huge amount of fun.”
Culprits and Wedding Season
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett will star in Culprits, a “darkly comic heist series” executive produced by Stephen Garrett (The Undoing) and filmmaker J Blakeson (I Care A Lot). Alita: Battle Angel star Rosa Salazar will star in Wedding Season, a romantic comedy series.
Culprits depicts what happens after a heist when the crew has dispersed. But is being pursued by a serial killer one by one. Wedding Season will follow two people who shouldn’t be together but can’t seem to stay apart. Salazar will play Katie, a picture-perfect bride. We first meet her on her wedding day, surrounded by the bodies of her new husband and his entire family. The police suspect Stefan, her boyfriend. Katie, according to Stefan, is the perpetrator. Katie believes her ex-husband was the one who committed the crime. And no one knows the truth for sure.
It will be a UK Star Originals
We don’t know if these shows will be available on Disney+ in the United States because they’re described as “UK Star Originals,” with Star being the UK equivalent of Hulu and a branch of Disney+ across the pond. It features more adult-targeted programming. However, Nautilus, which has direct ties to a classic Disney film and is an expensive effects-heavy show, will most likely premiere on Disney+. In contrast, the other shows will likely premiere on Hulu in the United States.