Disney+ has cancelled the Captain Nemo series Nautilus

Disney+ has cancelled the Captain Nemo series Nautilus
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The screen adaptation of the novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" is up for auction
Disney's cost-cutting efforts continue - the company has cancelled the release of the British game series "Nautilus", ordered for streaming Disney+ two years ago, in autumn 2021. Thus, the series about the adventures of the famous Captain Nemo shared the fate of another series - "The Chronicles of Spiderwick", despite the fact that the first season has already been filmed.

According to insiders, production on "Nautilus" began in Australia in February 2022 and has now been completed. Disney will be selling the series to other companies in hopes of recouping some of the production costs. There are reports that screenings and meetings are already taking place.

What is the TV series "Nautilus" about?
Based on the classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the ten-episode Nautilus series tells the origin story of Jules Verne's iconic character Captain Nemo and his famous submarine, the Nautilus. In this retelling, Nemo (Shazad Latif) is an Indian prince, stripped of his birthright and family, a prisoner of the East India Company and a man seeking revenge against the forces that took everything from him. But as he sets sail with his motley crew aboard the awe-inspiring Nautilus, he not only battles his enemy but also discovers a magical underwater world.

Disney+ subscription price increases
In addition to cutting back on its original programming, Disney+ is also set to raise prices again in the near future. Streaming, which launched at $6.99 per month, will cost $13.99 per month starting at the end of 2023.