Netflix is Producing a Greek Mythology Anime Series Called GODS AND HEROES with Animation Studio Behind CASTLEVANIA
Netflix has got another original anime series project brewing. It’s called Gods and Heroes and it’s inspired by the stories of Greek mythology. I love Greek mythology, so a series like this is very appealing to me.
The series “tells the story of a young man who, cast aside by his people, learns that he is the illegitimate son of Zeus. He alone can save both Heaven and Earth but to do so he must survive the vengeful wrath of a goddess who wants him dead and the monstrous forces of evil she aligns against him.”
Gods and Heroes is being developed by the animation studio behind the Castlevania anime series, and it was created by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, who are the writers behind Netflix’s live-action Death Note film. Here’s what they had to say in a statement:
“In Gods & Heroes we wanted to tell a wholly original story set in the beloved world of Greek mythology. 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.”
Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the show and it will feature the voice talent of Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who will provide the voice for the main character. He is joined by Mamie Gummer (True Detective), Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Jessica Henwick (Luke Cage), Melina Kanakaredes (The Resident), Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), and Elias Toufexis (The Expanse).
This sounds like it could be a very cool and ambitious project, and I’ll be looking forward to checking it out. While we wait for more details on it, there’s a poster for you below that was released.
There’s no word on when the series will be released.