Created byJames Dormer
Based onTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
by Jules Verne
Directed byMichael Matthews
ComposerNainita Desai[1]
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Xavier Marchand
  • Anand Tucker
  • James Dormer
  • Johanna Devereaux
  • Chris Loveall
  • Colleen Woodcock
  • Daisy Gilbert
ProducerCameron Welsh
Production locationGold Coast, Queensland
Production companies
Original release

Nautilus is an upcoming British ten-episode adventure drama television series created by James Dormer.[2] It is a reimagining of Jules Verne's 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, presenting an origin story for Captain Nemo, an Indian prince-turned-crusading scientist.

In August 2023, after filming was complete, it was announced Disney+, the original distributor, would not release the series.[3] In October 2023, AMC picked up the series to air in 2024.[4]

Cast and characters



In August 2021, it was announced that Disney+ had ordered Nautilus, a ten-part television series about the origin of Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus.[6] James Dormer writes the series, and also serves as executive producer with Xavier Marchand, Anand Tucker and Johanna Devereaux.[7] Moonriver TV and Seven Stories produce the series.[8] Michael Matthews joined as director in November 2021.[5] Cameron Welsh joined as series producer and Chris Loveall joined as executive producer in February 2022;[9] Colleen Woodcock and Daisy Gilbert were added as executive producers one year later.[4]


Shazad Latif was cast as Captain Nemo in November 2021.[5] In February 2022, Georgia Flood, Thierry Frémont, Pacharo Mzembe, Arlo Green, Tyrone Ngatai, Ling Cooper Tang, Andrew Shaw, Ashan Kumar, Chum Ehelepola, Céline Menville, Kayden Price, and Damien Garvey were cast.[10][9] In May 2022, Richard E. Grant joined the cast as a guest star. Muki Zubis, Benedict Hardie, Jacob Collins-Levy, Adolphus Waylee and Luke Arnold also joined the cast.[11]


Filming began in mid-February 2022 at Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland.[10][12] The series was expected to wrap in January 2023.[13] The series filmed at The Old Museum in Brisbane in May 2022,[14] and at the Queensland Parliament House in September.[15][16] Filming was previously set to begin in December 2021.[5] Ben C. Lucas directed episodes 5, 6, and 7,[17] while Isabelle Sieb directed 3 episodes of the series.[18]

See also


  1. ^ "AMC's 'Nautilus' to Feature Music by Nainita Desai". Retrieved November 1, 2023.
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z - nautilus on disney plus". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 27, 2023). "Disney+ Not Going Forward With 'Nautilus' UK Series As Part Of Cost-Cutting Content Removal". Deadline. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  4. ^ a b White, Peter (October 30, 2023). "Captain Nemo Series 'Nautilus' Docks At AMC After Disney+ UK Cancelation". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 30, 2023. Retrieved October 30, 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d Kroll, Justin (November 11, 2021). "Shazad Latif Tapped To Play Captain Nemo In Disney+ Series 'Nautilus', Michael Matthews On Board To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Ritman, Alex (August 23, 2021). "Disney+ Orders 'Nautilus' Series Based on Jules Verne Classic '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  7. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (August 23, 2021). "Disney Plus Commissions Epic U.K. Original 'Nautilus,' Casts Star Shows 'Culprits' and 'Wedding Season'". Variety. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  8. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (August 23, 2021). "Disney+ Reveals New UK Series Including Captain Nemo Origin Story 'Nautilus'; Studio Aiming For 50 Euro Productions By 2024 — Edinburgh". Deadline. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Yossman, K.J. (February 17, 2022). "Georgia Flood, Thierry Frémont Join Disney Plus Series 'Nautilus,' Production Underway in Australia". Variety. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  10. ^ a b Goldbart, Max (February 17, 2022). "Disney+ 'Nautilus' Casting Complete; Brazilian Legends Behind Football Doc; ITV Black Filmmaker Strand; Fremantle Cinecittà SpA Deal; ZEE5 Series 'Bloody Brothers' – Global Briefs". Deadline. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  11. ^ Whittock, Jesse (May 19, 2022). "Richard E. Grant Guests In Disney+'s 'Nautilus'; Vue COO; Loop Talent; Bridgette Bardot Film; Chelsea FC Women's Doc; James Lucas' 'Moss & Freud'; Sky Studios Elstree MD; Viaplay's 'Threesome' — Global Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  12. ^ Keast, Jackie (August 24, 2021). "Disney+ epic 'Nautilus' sets sail for Queensland". IF Magazine. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  13. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (September 10, 2022). "Shazad Latif on Lily James, Lead Role in Toronto Fest Romantic Comedy 'What's Love Got to Do With It'". Variety. Retrieved September 10, 2022.
  14. ^ Price, Amy (May 6, 2022). "Disney blockbuster Nautilus spotted filming at Brisbane's The Old Museum". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  15. ^ Price, Amy (September 6, 2022). "Queensland Parliament House transformed into period film set for Disney+ series Nautilus". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  16. ^ "Queensland Parliament House transformed into period film set for Disney+ series Nautilus". The Cairns Post. September 6, 2022. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  17. ^ "Ben C. Lucas" (PDF). Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 2, 2023. Retrieved June 2, 2023.
  18. ^ "Isabelle Sieb". Curtis Brown. Archived from the original on April 14, 2023. Retrieved April 13, 2023.