Netflix are preparing a brand new “genre-bending” series based on Greek mythology

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Netflix are preparing a brand new “genre-bending” series based on Greek mythology, from the writer of Channel 4’s 'The End of the F***ing World'.

What is Kaos about?

Speaking exclusively to last year, writer-creator Charlie Covell explained the core ideas behind Kaos. “It’s basically like a contemporary reimagining of Greek Mythology, so it’s a big show,” she 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 humour 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," she said.

Set to explore themes like family, gender politics and power, the show will also be set across three distinct worlds: The Gods, the Earth and The Underworld.

“It’s set contemporary but Other. And it’s taking on the myths and kind of flipping them on their heads, basically. And so yeah, we start with Orpheus and Eurydice, the gods are like a massive dysfunctional family, it should be funny and dark and sad," Covell added.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.