Atlantis


Status: Cancelled
Aired: 2013-2015 (2 Seasons Totaling 26 Episodes)
Network: BBC America
Starring: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms
Series Website: www.bbcamerica.com/atlantis/

atlantis-bbc-cancelledDescription: Season one introduced Jason, a young man who went in search of his missing father and ended up on the shores of the ancient fabled city of Atlantis – a magical place filled with secrets and deceit to which Jason seems inexplicably bound. Befriended by Hercules and Pythagoras, Jason embarked on an epic adventure, battling against some of the most famous names of Greek legend, often in unexpected guises. Before long Jason caught the eye and heart of the beautiful Ariadne, the princess of Atlantis whose family and royal standing restricts who she may love. As a result, Jason discovered the treachery of Atlantis’ rulers, particularly Queen Pasiphae. But Jason found guidance and protection with the revered Oracle (Juliet Stevenson, The Hour). He learned from the soothsayer that it’s no mistake he happened upon the shores of the famed city – it was fate. BBCAmerica.com

Why Was It Cancelled?  BBC One announced that this series was cancelled because they claimed they needed to “keep increasing the range of BBC One drama”.  It debuted in 2013 in the Doctor Who lead-out slot to strong ratings, but saw its numbers decline into its second season (where it shifted to a darker tone).  The second half of the show’s second season is scheduled to air on BBC and BBC America in Spring of 2015.

Season to Date (StD) U.S. Ratings Results:

This show barely registered during the second half of its second season and now it heads off to the TV Wasteland.

Week Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (MM) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
6/27/15 1 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 n/a Cancelled
7/4/15 2 0.1 0.1 0.2 n/a Cancelled
7/11/15 3 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 n/a Cancelled
7/18/15 4 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 n/a Cancelled
7/25/15 5 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 n/a Cancelled
8/1/15 6 <0.1 <0.1 0.2 n/a Cancelled
8/8/15 7 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 n/a Cancelled

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One thought on “Atlantis

  1. Brenda Kay

    This is one of those rare British series that went off the rails near the end of its first season, and I gave the second season a complete miss.

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