If you breathe Greek mythology like the rest of us here, then this news will make you scream!
Netflix orders eight episodes of an original anime series that’s set in the world of Greek Mythology. The series will be titled ‘Gods & Heroes,’ which story will revolve around 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.
Shaunt Nigoghossian (Justice League Action, Transformers Prime) will be directing the series and Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (Death Note, Immortals) will serve as creators, writers, and executive producers.
In a statement, the Parlapanides said, “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.”
Notable actors from different Marvel series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage, Jason O’Mara and Jessica Henwick respectively, will voice two characters in the series. Joining them as casts are Mamie Gummer, Derek Phillips, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melina Kanakaredes, Claudia Christian, and Elias Toufexis.
Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the Castlevania series, are announced to manage the animation development and creation of series.
Gods & Heroes will be a new addition to the growing slate of original anime titles of Netflix, which includes Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, Godzilla: The Planet Eater, Baki, Violet Evergarden, B: The Beginning, Aggretsuko, and The Seven Deadly Sins.