Netflix has developed a new mythological series called Kaos, described as a “darkly funny, contemporary spin on the Greek mythology.”
Netflix’s Kaos is being developed and written by Charlie Covell, who brought the hit series The End of the F***ing World to Netflix. Georgia Christou also co-wrote episode 6.
The lead director for Kaos is Georgi Banks-Davies, whose credits include I Hate Suzie and Paper Girls. Runyararo Mapfumo will also direct block 2 of the show.
The series was first announced in June 2018.
Kaos is being produced by Sister, the production company behind HBO’s hit mini-series Chernobyl and Netflix’s short-lived co-production Giri/Haji. Among their upcoming projects include Eric for Netflix, and This Is Going to Hurt, The Baby, The Power, and Pack of Lies.
All3Media and Brightstar are also listed to be on board with the project.
Producers include Covell, Davies, Katie Carpenter, Harry Munday, and Nina Lederman.
Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Kaos:
What’s the plot of Kaos?
Here’s the official logline for Netflix’s Kaos that perfectly describes what the series will be about:
A darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld. Zeus has a wrinkle. He’s worried it might mean the end of the world… and it might. Because on earth, six humans — unaware of their importance or their connection to each other — learn that they are component parts of an ancient prophecy. Will they discover the truth about the gods, and what they’re doing to humans? And, if they do, will they be able to stop them?
A page on Netflix’s site that allows you to set a reminder describes the series as follows:
“This genre-bending series puts a modern twist on Greek and Roman mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power and life in the underworld.”
Sister, the production company behind Kaos, also has a different description for the series:
“Zeus has a wrinkle. He’s worried it might mean the end of the world…AND it might.
Because on earth, six humans — unaware of their importance or their connection to each other — learn that they are component parts of an ancient prophecy.
Will they discover the truth about the gods, and what they’re doing to humans? And, if they do, will they be able to stop them?”
Who is cast in Netflix’s Kaos?
Over the past few years, we’ve seen the cast for Netflix’s Kaos swell.
Here’s a list of everyone we know so far to be starring in the series:
- Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, The World According to Jeff Goldblum) as Zeus
- “… seemingly all-powerful, yet desperately insecure and vengeful Zeus, who has long enjoyed his status as King of The Gods. That is, until he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis then sets in, setting him off on a dangerous, paranoid path. Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming – and starts to see signs of it everywhere.”
- Janet McTeer (Ozark) as Hera
- “Queen of the Gods, exercises dominion on Earth — and over Zeus — in her own unique way. But her power and freedom become threatened by Zeus’ growing paranoia, and she is forced to act, while Zeus’ rebellious son, Dionysus, is out of control and on course for a cosmic collision with his father.”
- Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead, Avatar 2) as Poseidon
- “God of Sea, Storms and Earthquakes—and Horses—is more concerned with the size of his super-yacht and where the next party is at. The well-being of mere mortals is of little interest to him. Unfortunately for the Gods, some of those mortals are beginning to realize this…”
- Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Timewasters) as Theseus
- Killian Scott (Damnation, Dublin Murders) as Orpheus
- Aurora Perrineau (Prodigal Son) as Riddy
- “A character tied to the story of Orpheus.”
- Billie Piper (Doctor Who) in a cameo role called Cassandra
- Misia Butler (Kiss Me First) as Caneus
- Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie) as Ari
- Nabhaan Rizwan (Station Eleven) as Dionysus
- David Thewlis (The Sandman) as Hades
- Debi Mazar (Younger, Entourage) as Medusa
- Stanley Townsend
- Amanda Douge (Unforgotten) as Andromache
- Daniel Monks as Nax
- Ned Dennehy as Jose
- Shila Ommi as Pas
- Olga Mouak as Calli
- Gwynne Mcelveen as Tacita 2
- Jon Chew as Linus
- Joe McGann as Polyphemus
- Cathy Tyson as TBA
We should note that Hugh Grant was originally attached to the project to play the role of Zeus before ultimately being replaced by Goldblum.
What’s the production status of Kaos?
Filming for Kaos took place in May 2022 in London, UK, and Spain (specifically in Marbella), according to multiple production sources.
In Spain, filming also took place in Axarquía, Malaga City, Seville, Madrid, Valencia, and the Costa del Sol.
How many episodes will Kaos have?
Netflix’s Kaos has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter to consist of 8 episodes (although this has been cited elsewhere, being ten episodes in the early days of development). Each will be 60 minutes long with a total runtime of 480 minutes.
What’s the Netflix release date for Kaos?
Netflix has set no release window for the series as of yet. We’re currently predicting a late 2023 or 2024 release date as of May 2023.
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