Today, 12 November, The Walt Disney Company in EMEA marks Disney+ Day, a global celebration, by confirming more titles launching on Disney+ this year; and unveiling new EMEA Original commissions. As part of the Disney+ Day announcements, Disney has revealed the lead and director for the new epic live-action adventure drama “Nautilus,” based on Jules Verne’s classic novel “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.”
The ten-part live-action adventure series tells the origin story of Verne’s most iconic character, Captain Nemo, and his famous submarine, The Nautilus, told from his point of view.
In the series, Nemo is an Indian Prince robbed of his birth right and family, a prisoner of the East India Company and a man bent on revenge against the forces which have taken everything from him. But once he sets sail with his ragtag crew on board the awe-inspiring Nautilus, he not only battles with his enemy, he also discovers a magical underwater world.
The live-action adventure series has found its star and its lead director. Shazad Latif (“Star Trek: Discovery”, “The Pursuit of Love”) will play the iconic role of Captain Nemo, the enigmatic Indian prince who steals a fantastical submarine from the East India Company and sets sail in search of adventure under the sea.
Michael Matthews (“Love and Monsters”, “Five Fingers From Marseilles”) will direct this never-before-told origin story inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
“Nautilus” is produced jointly by two British companies, Moonriver TV and Seven Stories. It is written and executive produced by James Dormer (“Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands”), developed and co-produced by Moonriver TV’s Xavier Marchand and Seven Stories’ Anand Tucker and is executive produced by Johanna Devereaux for Disney.