Netflix has announced that it is expanding its original anime output with a new eight-episode series entitled Gods & Heroes, which is inspired by Greek mythology and follows the illegitimate son of Zeus as he is tasked with saving heaven and earth despite the interference of a vengeful goddess and her monstrous forces. Check out the poster artwork here, via Deadline…
“In Gods & Heroes we wanted to tell a wholly original story set in the beloved world of Greek mythology,” said creators Vlas and Charley Parlapanides (Immortals, Death Note). “We are thankful for such an amazing cast and for such great creative partners at Netflix and Powerhouse Animation, who continue to push the envelope and expand the anime genre in a manner we had only dreamed of.”
“[The Parlapanides] have an outstanding track record of telling gripping stories set in fantastical worlds and we are thrilled to bring their unique vision for the Gods of Mount Olympus to Netflix members around the world.”
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Featuring in the cast of Gods & Heroes are Jason O’Mara, Mamie Gummer, Chris Diamantopoulos, Derek Phillips, Jessica Henwick, Melina Kanakaredes, Claudia Christian and Elias Toufexis.