New animated gifs gives us 1st real footage from BBC’s Atlantis

Atlantis is sinking rising, and we have our first real peek at some exciting footage from the new BBC fantasy series.

Thanks to a set of GIFs just released by the BBC, we get our first taste of the action (and some nice shirtless action as well) we’ll get to see on the new upcoming fantasy series from the production team that brought us Merlin, and which was developed for the small screen by the creator of MisfitsHoward Overman.

Have a look:

Atlantis is “set in a time of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. A mysterious place; a world of bull leaping, of snake haired Goddesses and of palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants – this is the lost city of Atlantis.”

The cast includes Jack Donnelly (Misfits) as Jason, Robert Emms (War Horse, Kick-Ass 2) as Pythagoras, Mark Addy (Game of Thrones) as Hercules (hum, OK, let's go with it), Jemima Rooper (Hex, Lost In Austen) as Medusa, Aiysha Hart as Ariadne, Sarah Parrish (Doctor Who) as Pasiphae and Juliet Stephenson (Bend It like Beckham, Truly, Madly, Deeply) as the Oracle.

The 13-part new series will air on BBC America on Nov. 23, 2013.

Are you looking forward to seeing Atlantis rise again?

(via SFX and BBC America)

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