Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum has replaced British actor Hugh Grant in the role of Zeus in Netflix's Greek mythology series Kaos reports Deadline magazine.
According to the media outlet, Hugh Grant had to pull out over date availability, with Goldblum now cast as the 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 morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis then sets in, setting him off a dangerous, paranoid path. Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming – and starts to see signs of it everywhere.'
'Goldblum joins Kaos‘ ensemble cast that includes Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Killian Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola and Stanley Townsend. Filming is slated to begin later this summer.
'Kaos is billed as a bold, darkly comic contemporary 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.'[Deadline]