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Disney+ ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea’ Retelling ’Nautilus’ Starts Filming

Disney+ has officially begun filming on their upcoming 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea series, Nautilus, the studio announced today.

Cameras are currently rolling in Australia at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland. and is produced by Xavier Marchand’s Moonriver Studios and Anand Tucker’s Seven Stories, is one of the streamer’s most high profile to be made outside of the U.S., as it targets 60 international originals over the next two years.

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Shazad Latif, who boarded the series late last year, is playing Captain Nemo. Today, the studio also announced new cast members including Georgia Flood (Anzac Girls), who plays Humility Lucas, a privileged daughter of the British Empire who is taken hostage on board the Nautilus, and Thierry Frémont (Allied) as Gustave Benoit, a French engineer and architect of the submarine.

Other new cast members include Pacharo Mzembe, Arlo Green, Tyrone Ngatai, Ling Cooper Tang, Andrew Shaw, Ashan Kumar, Céline Menville and Kayden Price.

The series will explore Captain Nemo’s origins and how he acquired the famous Nautilus submarine. Love and Monsters filmmaker Michael Matthews is helming the series. The series will be written by James Dormer, who will also act as executive producer with Seven Stories and Moonriver TV. The show has also drafted in a new Production Executive, Ian Hogan, after Julie Clark moved to ITV Studios.