Jeff Goldblum will play a god again in Netflix’s upcoming series Kaos — a darkly comedic Greek mythology retelling with a contemporary take. Specifically, Goldblum will take on the role of the King of the gods himself — the powerful Zeus — becoming the latest Hollywood actor to take on the role following Russell Crowe’s appearance as the god in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Goldblum replaces Hugh Grant in the role, who had to exit due to scheduling conflicts.
The 8-episode series will kick-off with Zeus entering a mid-life (do gods have mid-lives?) crisis after discovering a wrinkle on his forehead. Realizing he is not as young as he once was, Zeus becomes inconsolable at desperate as he fears the worst — his reign is coming to a dramatic end.
Kaos comes from the mind of creator-writer Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World) and is directed by Georgi Banks-Davies as the lead director and executive producer, and Runyararo Mapfumo is also on board to direct. The cast also features Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Killian Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola, and Stanley Townsend (who also previously played the god Ares in Wonder Woman but will now take on the role of Hades).
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