Jeff Goldblum Greek Gods Series KAOS Release Date Confirmed For August On Netflix


by Jordan King |
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With his electric charisma, ageless good looks, and ineffable cool, Jeff Goldblum has been godlike for a long time now. But in The End Of The F***ing World creator Charlie Covell's upcoming Netflix dark comedy series KAOS, which offers up a contemporary twist on Greek mythology, Goldblum gets to be an actual God for the first time. Yes, in Covell's show, which Netflix have now confirmed will premiere on 29 August, Goldblum will be getting to grips with KAOS theory and playing Zeus, who finds himself reconsidering his role as omnipotent King of the Gods when he's confronted by his own mortality — aka, a wrinkle — and a slew of bad omens. Also along for some modern-day myth making are Zeus' wife Hera (Janet McTeer), brothers Hades (David Thewlis) and Poseidon (Cliff Curtis), and his erstwhile son Dionysus (Nabhaan Rizwaan). Check out some newly released first look images from the show below;

As you can see from the images above, this isn't quite Clash Of The Titans, or even fellow modern myth-take Percy Jackson, which skews a little more YA. Instead, it looks like we're in for a good old-fashioned (but contemporarily clothed) dysfunctional family dramedy, with Zeus and his wayward brood and brothers clashing titanically and causing trouble on high as disillusioned husband and wife duo Riddy (Aurora Perrineau) and Orpheus (Killian Scott) — blissfully unaware of their cosmic importance and struggling to make their marriage work — find themselves unwittingly drawn into a world-saving plot back down on terra firma. And, amidst all the plotting and paranoia and peril of things, it looks like we'll even see Zeus getting a grilling — a BBQ grilling that is! (Sorry.)

Also along for this epic yarn of Gods and mortals are a buzzy ensemble including Rakie Ayola as Persephone, Cliff Curtis as Poseidon, Stephen Dillane as Zeus' friend-turned-prisoner-turned-foe Prometheus, Misia Butler as Caeneus, Stanley Townsend's Minos, and Leila Farzad's Ari. Billie Piper and Eddie Izzard are also aboard and will make cameo appearances. We'll see if Zeus, uhh, finds a way to hold onto his power when all eight episodes of KAOS drop on Netflix on 29 August.

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