Jeff Goldblum Is Zeus in KAOS: Get Release Date for Greek Mythology Riff

The almighty spokesman for is now the almighty Zeus.

KAOS, a darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology hailing from The End of the F***ing World creator Charlie Covell, will arrive Thursday, Aug. 29. Netflix previously released a teaser trailer for the eight-episode series that introduces Jeff Goldblum as the “cruel” and “occasionally benevolent” Zeus, who has “no idea that the plot to take him down has begun.” You can watch it above.

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Covell’s take on the sky and thunder god has previously been described as “seemingly all-powerful” yet “desperately insecure” — especially as he comes to fear that his status as King of the Gods is in jeopardy. He strikes a particularly ominous tone in the video above when he warns, “Honor me. That’s a command, not a request.”

Jeff Goldblum as Zeus <cite>Netflix</cite>
Jeff Goldblum as Zeus Netflix

“Having long enjoyed his status as King of The Gods, Zeus’ reign has never been truly threatened,” according to the official logline. “That is until he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Believing it to be the harbinger of an ancient prophecy which foretells his destruction, neurosis sets in: Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming. As his paranoia takes hold, the God of Gods — seeing signs everywhere — starts to dangerously self-destruct.

“And he’s right to be worried,” we’re told. “Zeus’ onetime friend and now prisoner, Prometheus, is orchestrating a plan to bring him down. The plan involves three disparate humans, all of whom are totally unaware of their cosmic significance or the part they must play in saving the world. No pressure. (Some pressure).”

Janet McTeer as Hera <cite>Netflix</cite>
Janet McTeer as Hera Netflix

The Olympic-sized ensemble also includes David Thewlis (Fargo) as Hades, Janet McTeer (Ozark) as Hera, Cliff Curtis (Avatar: The Way of Water) as Poseidon, Nabhaan Rizwan (Station Eleven) as Dionysus, Killian Scott (Dublin Murders) as Orpheus Aurora Perrineau (Westworld) as Riddy, Misia Butler (The School for Good and Evil) as Caneus, Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie) as Ari, Rakie Ayola (Anthony) as Persephone and Stanley Townsend (Becoming Elizabeth) as Minos. Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie) and Suzy Eddie Izzard join the cast in cameo roles.

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