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Mark Addy: ‘There are some brilliant additions to the cast of Atlantis!’

In tonight’s exciting first instalment of the new series of Atlantis, we saw Robert Pugh (opens in new tab) do an excellent turn as exiled Lord Sarpedon. Newly returned to the city, exiled Lord Sarpedon was welcomed by trusting new queen Ariadne (Aiysha Hart (opens in new tab)).

Talking to What’s on TV (opens in new tab), Mark Addy (opens in new tab), who plays Hercules in BBC’s fantasy adventure series, revealed the second series’ guest cast has an interesting mix of fresh newcomers and impressive heavyweight actors.

Mark said: “They’ve done a brilliant job of creating fantastic and strong characters.

"Robert Lindsay is back as Daedalus and this time he’s got his son Icarus with him.

"We’ve also got Sian Thomas (opens in new tab) and Ronnie Pickup (opens in new tab) playing Orpheus and Eurydice, and Lorcan Cranitch (opens in new tab) will star as a sinister council leader!”

The next episode of Atlantis (opens in new tab) screens on BBC1, Saturday 22nd November. Tune in to discover if new queen Ariadne realises Lord Sarpedon isn’t all he seems!

Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.