Greek gods and heroes have been the inspiration of comic books and blockbusters, and now they are the inspiration behind Netflix’s new anime series – Gods & Heroes.
The series, inspired by Greek mythology, follows a young man who learns that he is the illegitimate son of Zeus.
Texas-based Powerhouse Animation, responsible for Castlevania and Seis Manos, is the studio responsible for the creation of the series.
There are a number of Greeks involved in the production, including Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, writers of Netflix’s live-action Death Note film. The writers said 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.”
The main character will be voiced by Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and he’ll be joined by Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Melina Kanakaredes (The Resident) and Elias Toufexis (The Expanse) among others.
Netflix’s media release states that 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.”