Disney+ Announces ‘Nautilus’ Series Inspired by ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’
Disney+ has ordered a new series inspired by Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” This 10-part live-action series will be called “Nautilus.”
A reimagining of the classic novel, “Nautilus” will tell the origin story of Captain Nemo and The Nautilus. It will be developed and co-produced by Moonriver TV’s Xavier Marchand and Seven Stories’ Anand Tucker. It will be written and executive produced by James Dormer and executive produced by Johanna Devereaux. Filming is set to begin in early 2022.
“Jules Verne’s story is a beloved classic all around the world,” Devereaux said. “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.”
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In 1954, Disney released a film version of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” starring James Mason and Kirk Douglas, which went on to inspire now-defunct Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions.