Syfy Orders “Olympus” Mythological Drama Series



Syfy has ordered another series for the upcoming slate. The network has ordered a 13 episode season of a mythology inspired show titled “Olympus.” Production begins this summer in Vancouver and London, with casting underway.

“Olympus” is set in the world of humans, gods, and monsters. Just like the Romans always envisioned. It centers on 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 follows Hero on his journey as he 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 man and a match for the gods themselves.

Nick Willing will write and direct the first episode. Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Matthew O’Connor and Lisa Richardson will serve as executive producers. Reunion Pictures and London’s Olympus TV are producing in association with Great Point Media.

Olympus is a fantastic blend of action, intense thrills, creatures and great storytelling. It will feature characters from mythology in a way never before imagined,” said Chris Regina, senior vp programming at 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.”

Syfy is aiming to premiere the series sometime in 2015.

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