Syfy has handed a 13 episode series order to Olympus, a mythological drama which promises to take viewers into the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters.
Olympus tells the story of how a few brave men and women banished the Gods to the realm of the unconscious – a place they called the Underworld or the Kingdom of Hades. The series will follow the protagonist on his journey as he gradually transforms from a fresh-faced and raw young man through the dramatic experiences of betrayal, love, disappointment, empowerment and exile, until he emerges a ruthless leader of men, and a match for the Gods themselves.
The series is being written and directed by Nick Willing, with Robert Halmi Sr, Robert Halmi Jr, Jim Reeve, Matthew O’Connor and Lisa Richardson serving as executive producers. Olympus is being produced by Reunion Pictures and Olympus TV Limited in association with Great Point Media. Production on the series is slated to commence this summer in Vancouver and London. Content Media Group are handling distribution outside of the US, Canada and Germany.
“Olympus is a fantastic blend of action, intense thrills, creatures and great story telling. It will feature characters from mythology in a way never before imagined,” said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President of Programming for Syfy. “It’s an excellent complement to our roster of programming and we can’t wait to share the adventures of Hero with the Syfy audience.”
This is the latest scripted pick up that Syfy has made in recent weeks and months as the network has been going under something of a scripted resurgence under Bill McGoldrick, who replaced Mark Stern as President of Original Content. Other recnt moves in this are have includes last week’s series order for 12 Monkeys, a second season pick up for Helix, the green-light for event series Ascension and new drama Dominion – which premieres on Thursday June 19th at 9/8c.