Misfits creator Howard Overman turns his talents toward swords and sandals in BBC One's upcoming series Atlantis. A guy named Jason teams up two fellows named Pythogoras and Hercules, and we can only assume legendary deeds ensue.

It's hard to get a sense of the tone of the series from this first trailer, which feels a bit generic. But casting Mark Addy (Game of Thrones' Robert Baratheon) as a a balding Hercules is a pretty intriguing play, and we're hoping that Overman has some fresh ideas in store for the tricky classical mythology genre. Hopefully, BBC will continue its recent trend of turning out great and surprising genre television.

[via Bleeding Cool]