“Austin Powers meets Happy Days meets Greece”

Atlantis High takes a humorous look at the stereotypical world of soap television, movie stars and aliens.beach Atlantis High, from the award-winning television production company Cloud 9, is a spoof melodrama that captures the milieu of soap television in a zany, creative and visually colourful way.

Imagine a world where aliens rule supreme, bronzed hunks and beauty queens mingle with secret agents and superheroes, and the Underworld takes on a whole new meaning.

Set in a stereotypical American High School reputedly built on the lost city of Atlantis, Atlantis High is pure family entertainment that will appeal to all ages.

Created by Raymond Thompson, Chief Executive of Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment, Atlantis High revolves arsupervillainound themes that deal with human drama and interplay, alien discovery, love and teenage angst. The series pays homage to the great soap operas and spoof television movies of our time, such as the icon series “Soap”, and the themes of coming of age explored in classics like American Graffiti.

“Atlantis High is an affectionate send-up of soap television and encompasses everything stimulating about television, and will really challenge an audience in an unique way entertaining them from start to finish with surprising twists and turns — every step of the way” says high school danceMr Thompson. “This is a series which pushes creative boundaries, let alone the imagination to the very limits and far beyond”.

Available as 26 x half-hour episodes, the series follows the adventures of a 16-year-old nerd, Giles Gordon, who moves with his eccentric mother (Dorothy) and Grandpa to Sunset Cove, a beautiful coastal surfing town where the sun is always shining, the people are all beautiful and where everything is perfect . . . or so it seems.

But Giles soon discovers that the inhabitants of Sunset Cove are in fact comlovepletely wacky and eccentric characters, especially the students and teachers at the new school, Atlantis High.Giles’ world is turned upside down as he encounters students with pointy ears, blue hair and psychic powers, teachers who are obsessed with their looks and who have a fondness for eating rodents; andsecret rooms, double-agents, conspiracy theories and wild imaginations.

Atlantis High features innovative special effects, spectacular soapy story lines, mystery, suspense, shaky sets, auteur camera angles and a whole lot of fun, craziness and heart. 

Expect a wild roller coaster ride as Giles tries to discover the mystery surrounding his new home. As the adventures continue to unfold, his life is about to change forever in ways he never expected . . .

Behind The Scenes

How is a television series made? Below is an overview of the elements and processes that are involved in bringing Atlantis High from an idea to a finished television show that will be broadcast all around the world. Click an element of the production overview below for more information:

Art Department
Art Department
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Special effects
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Animal wrangling

Plot Synopsis Episode List

Missed an episode? Read about what happened, right here!!  But beware – there are spoilers!  And there’s something else – if you read the plot synopsis, you might discover the secret of Atlantis High – read it if you dare!

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The Story

Where did

the story of Atlantis High begin? More importantly, where will it end…? Giles Gordon

 Our story begins with Giles Gordon, a 16-year-old nerd, who moves into Sunset Cove with his eccentric mother, Dorothy, and wacky Grandpa. Sunset Cove appears perfect in every way – it is an idyllic coastal town where the beach is always around the corner, the sun forever blazes onto endless golden sands, the surf is up and never down, and the people of the town are beautiful. It is the world of sunshine soaps where everything is perfect in tone – but as Giles soon discovers, there is more to Sunset Cove than meets the eye…

Giles is the new student at Atlantis High, the local high school, where the students seem to be – weird. Josh and SabrinaDuring classes some fall asleep, start dancing or doing each other’s hair, read magazines, talk, stage fashion shows – and the teachers don’t seem to have a problem with this because they seem weird too. Could the school being reputedly built on the lost city of Atlantis have anything to do with this?

Feeling like a fish out of water, Giles soon falls in love with classmate Octavia Vermont, who is beautiful and amazingly intelligent. However, Giles has a rival for Octavia’s affections in the form of Josh Montana, the wealthy and handsome bad boy of Atlantis High. But little does Giles know that Octavia is really a secret agent, her activity at the school reflecting a hidden agenda – and Josh Montana himself masquerades as a crime-fighting superhero at night…

Giles also makes friends with Beanie, a kid with very large pointy ears and a fascination with flying saucers. Beanie doesn’t know his origins – could he really be an alien? Giles also becomes friends with Jet Marigold, a feisty blue-haired chick with attitude – and a strong belief in some wild conspiracy theories – might some of her theories actually be true?

The science teacher of Atlantis High, Mr Dorsey, has a strange accent and a fondness for rodents. He also looks up to the stars and speaks into a flower. Is he just eccentric – or an alien on a secret mission? Giles, Octavia, Jet and Beanie set out to try and unravel the mystery.

There are other questions that Giles encounters… what is the secret of Giles’ mother? Is there something lurking from her past – and who does she work for really? Why does Giles’ Grandpa always sit in front of the television – does he have something to hide? The military under Commander Vermont are a constant sight around Atlantis High and Sunset Cove – but what are they searching for…?

gilesandfriendsWith his friends, Giles finds himself on a series of unexpected adventures and surprises at Atlantis High, the beach and in and around Sunset Cove. There is an unforgettable school performance of Romeo and Juliet, a missing radiation bomb, tumultuous love affairs and relationships, a hilarious fancy-dress party, a trip around the wonders of the world in a bus, a popular television talk show, ninjas and secret agents, funny rabbits with psychic powers, a trio of intrepid alien travelers, superheroes and supervillains, and a dramatic climax at the end of the series which may affect the world – and universe – forever.

The story is a wild roller coaster ride as Giles tries to discover the mysteries surrounding his new home in Sunset Cove – and as the adventures continue to unfold, his life is about to change forever in ways he never expected . . .


fight scenestunt doubleCloud 9 employs a Stunt Coordinator and specially trained stunt actors to perform certain parts that might be considered too risky for an actor.

First the stunt artist must have similar looks to the actor they are portraying. Stunt artists are professionals and often have great skills in particular fields. Some might be great horse riders, gymnists or martial arts experts.

They bring excitement to risky scenes.

The stunt is rehearsed and carefully guided by the Stunt Coordinator. Mats are used to soften any falls and safety stunt1establishing shotprecautions are used throughout.

An establishing shot of the actor is shot before and after the scene and the stunt person fills in the middle.

When these scenes are cut together it is often difficult to tell that two different people have played the part.