Hollywood, Calif. — March 12, 2019 — Netflix has ordered eight episodes of Gods & Heroes, an original anime series set in Greek Mythology. 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 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.
Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), 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) will all voice characters in the series.
The series hails from Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (Immortals, Death Note), who will serve as creators, writers, and executive producers. Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind two Netflix series, Castlevania and the upcoming Seis Manos, leads animation development and creation for Gods & Heroes.
“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 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,” said Vlas and Charley Parlapanides.
“Global mythology and folklore traditions are fertile ground for anime projects. We are excited to explore Greek mythology’s epic settings and characters in our new series, Gods & Heroes,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix. “Charley and Vlas 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 worldwide.”
Gods & Heroes adds to Netflix’s growing slate of original anime titles, which includes Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, Godzilla: The Planet Eater, Baki, Violet Evergarden, B: The Beginning, Aggretsuko, and The Seven Deadly Sins. Netflix continues to invest in global anime programming, with upcoming titles including Pacific Rim, Altered Carbon, Yasuke, Ghost in the Shell, and Trese currently in development.