Jeff Goldblum will play the role of a vengeful god Zeus in Netflix’s Greek mythology dark comedy series, Kaos. The new series was created and written by Charlie Covell, and Goldblum joins the rest of the ensemble cast, which includes Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Killian Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola, and Stanley Townsend.
Kaos is defined as a modern take on Greek mythology, “exploring love, power, and life in the underworld. Nothing is sacred in Covell’s bold reinvention of Greek myths (think tracksuits not togas), except the treachery and arrogance of a bunch of inconstant gods and their cosmic machinations…Some things never change.”
Goldblum’s version of Zeus is said to be “seemingly all-powerful, yet desperately insecure and vengeful Zeus, who has long enjoyed his status as King of The Gods. That is until he wakes up one day and finds a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis then sets in, setting him off on a dangerous, paranoid path. Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming – and starts to see signs of it everywhere.”
Kaos will consist of eight episodes, and it’s slated to begin production later this summer.