The world of Greek Mythology is coming to Netflix.
The streaming giant announced today that an all-new anime series Gods & Heroes, is in the works. The eight-episode show hails from Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, and has Castlevania animation team, Powerhouse Animation, crafting the art for the series.
Gods & Heroes tells the story a young man who finds out he’s the illegitimate son of Zeus, and must now fight to save Heaven and Earth. The voice cast includes Jason O’Mara, Jessica Henwick, Mamie Gummer, Claudia Christian, and Elias Toufexis.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix, said in his own statement that:
“The duo 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.”