Russell Crowe isn’t the one Zeus in our future. Deadline has reported that Hugh Grant (The Undoing) will play Zeus in Kaos, Netflix’s upcoming “daring, darkly comedian, modern tackle Greek mythology” being developed by Charlie Covell (The Finish of the F***ing World).
Whereas seemingly omnipotent, Hugh Grant’s Zeus can also be a “desperately insecure and vengeful” determine who has lengthy loved his standing as King of the Gods. However when he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his brow, neurosis takes maintain, setting Zeus off on a harmful, paranoid path as he turns into satisfied his fall is coming – and begins to see indicators of it in all places. Hugh Grant isn’t the one new addition to Kaos, because it was additionally introduced that David Thewlis (Fargo) will play Hades, God of the Underworld; Cliff Curtis (Avatar: The Approach of Water) will play Poseidon, God of Sea, Storms and Earthquakes; Janet McTeer (Ozark) will play Hera, Queen of the Gods; and Nabhaan Rizwan (Station Eleven) as Dionysus, Zeus’ rebellious son.
The mortals of Earth are aching for change and shortly come to comprehend that their lives are of little significance to the Gods. “These mortals – Riddy (Aurora Perrineau), Orpheus (Killian Scott), Caneus (Misia Butler) and Ari (Leila Farzad) – come from completely different walks of life and are all cosmically linked within the battle towards Zeus,” reads Deadline’s description. “Each has a really completely different function to play, and any one in all them could also be destined to convey down the God.” Kaos can be directed by Georgi Banks-Davies and Runyararo Mapfumo. In an announcement, Charlie Covell stated:
I’m completely thrilled to be making KAOS, and I can’t consider a extra thrilling or dynamic workforce of individuals to convey every thing to life. Georgi and Runyararo are each visionary administrators with pleasingly darkish senses of humour — I’m delighted to be working with them each. I imagine I’m nonetheless in shock on the information that Hugh Grant has agreed to play Zeus — this was my dream. He’s main a stupendous forged of actors and we’re extraordinarily honoured to have all of them on board. I can’t await filming to start.
Manufacturing on Kaos is predicted to start this summer season. Hugh Grant will subsequent be seen in Man Ritchie’s Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (which doesn’t have a launch date) and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves on March 3, 2023.