Netflix has become a go to source to fulfill fans’ anime cravings allowing users to watch both original and classic series. The streaming service announced a new addition to their library, Gods & Heroes. The series is set in the world of Greek Mythology about a young man that learns he is an illegitimate son of Zeus. He is the lone savior of Heaven and Earth and must battle a vengeful goddess and her monstrous forces.
The show is created by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, who will also write and executive produce. Powerhouse Animation, who previously worked with Netflix on Castlevania and Seis Manos, will lead development and creation for Gods & Heroes. 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 lend their voices to the series.
John Derderian, Direct of Anime for Netflix, says:
The traditions of global mythology and folklore are fertile ground for anime projects and we are excited to explore the epic settings and characters of Greek mythology in our new series, Gods & Heroes. 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 around the world.
Eight episodes of Gods & Heroes have been ordered and no release date has been set yet.