Richard E. Grant is no stranger to The Walt Disney Company. The actor starred in 2019’s billion-dollar Star Wars blockbuster, The Rise of Skywalker, and appeared as Classic Loki, in Marvel Studios’ Loki series on Disney+. Well, Grant is returning to Disney+ in a new project.
According to Deadline, Richard E. Grant has joined Disney+’s live-action drama Nautilus, a series that tells the story of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea from the point of view of Indian prince Captain Nemo (Shazad Latif) for the first time. Grant will guest star as the leader of Karajaan, a port town Nemo and his crew encounter on their adventures.
Also set to appear is 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. Pacharo Mzembe, Arlo Green, Tyrone Ngatai, Ling Cooper Tang, Andrew Shaw, Ashan Kumar, Céline Menville, and Kayden Price round out the cast. Grant’s character is being kept under wraps.
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.