Let’s face it, Rick Riordan made us addicted to Greek and Roman mythology. However, the short-lived and unfortunate movie versions of his Percy Jackson books have been nothing but a great flop. Now, we live with a huge mythology-shaped gap in our whole beings. Thankfully, Netflix is here to save us with a modern take on mythology.
Netflix is finally dropping an original series about modern Greek and Roman mythology
Although it won’t be about the adventures of a certain seaweed brain, this Netflix series could still satisfy our long-time desire to watch a modern take on Greek and Roman mythology. Titled Kaos, it will be a darkly comic reimaging of mythology from creator-writer of The End of the F***ing World, Charlie Covell.
The official logline for the 10-episode straight-to-series Kaos says:
“A darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power, and life in the underworld.”
What to expect in Kaos?
In an interview with RadioTimes.com, Covell said that Kaos will be a 10-episode series. Set to film late June in 2021 which will probably be pushed back due to the COVID-19 closures and lockdown. Aside from that, creator-writer said:
“It’s a 10-hour series for Netflix, and hopefully with a kind of Game of Thrones scale — but tonally it should [feel] End of the World-y, in terms of its humor and its soundtrack and the look of it. One of the big steers for me was the Baz Luhrmann Romeo and Juliet as a look.”
The Netflix series will explore family, gender politics, and power. Setting over three words- the Gods, the Earth, and the Underworld. Kaos will take on myths and will flip them over our heads. The series will start with a funny, dark, and sad episode revolving around a massively dysfunctional family. Starting with legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion Orpheus and his wife Eurydice who he brought back from the dead with his enchanting music.
Are you excited to watch this modern take on Greek and Roman mythology? Let us know in the comments section below.
Angela Grace P. Baltan is a Communication graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, and mental health among others.