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"The tales of Greek mythology were part of an oral tradition. Many were never transcribed and through the ages, some were lost. This is one of those tales..."
―Opening introduction to A Call to Arms.

Blood of Zeus, formerly known as Gods & Heroes, is an original anime-style television series created by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides for Netflix.

The series is set in the world of Greek mythology. When giants and monsters begin to appear to terrorize Greece, Heron, a demigod son of Zeus, embarks on a quest to discover what's happening. On his quest, he meets other heroes and the Gods themselves and discovers an conspiracy to destroy Olympus.

Produced by Powerhouse Animation Studios, the series was released on October 27, 2020 on Netflix. In early December 2020, a second season was greenlit by Netflix.[1] According to the creators, they have five seasons outlined.[2]

Premise

A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army.

Main Cast and Characters

Episodes

# Title Air Date
01 A Call to Arms October 27, 2020
02 Past is Prologue October 27, 2020
03 The Raid October 27, 2020
04 A Monster is Born October 27, 2020
05 Escape or Die October 27, 2020
06 Back to Olympus October 27, 2020
07 The Fields of the Dead October 27, 2020
08 War for Olympus October 27, 2020

TBA....

Reception

For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 8.56/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Reforging Greek mythology as an epic battle royal with slick imagery and sterling voice acting, Blood of Zeus earns a spot on the Mount Olympus of action animation."[3]

Notes and Trivia

  • Initially the series was announced in 2019 as Gods & Heroes, but was later renamed to Blood of Zeus.
  • While the series' used Periander, an actual historical figure in the 6th century BC, the story actual isn't set in a specific period. Instead, the creators said that the story happens "post mythology" meaning after everything that's happened in the known canon.[4]
  • From January 21 to January 28, 2021, the video game Immortals Fenyx Rising had a limited-time quest based on the Netflix show, Blood of Zeus. On top of that, players can also purchase a new Blood of Zeus-themed character pack in addition to a weapons packs.

Trailers

Gallery

References

  1. Twitter.png NX (@NXOnNetflix) on Twitter "The Fates have news! Heron's adventures will continue in season 2 of Blood of Zeus. @powerhouseanim" (screenshot)
  2. 'Blood of Zeus’ Creators Aim for 5 Seasons, But That’s Not Netflix’s Style Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  3. Blood of Zeus: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  4. Twitter.png BloodofZeus (@BloodofZeus) on Twitter "He was MOST definitely an inspiration. And in terms of timeline, we didn't pick a specific period. Instead, we just said that this happens "post mythology" meaning after everything that's happened in the known canon. I hope that answers your questions...? So glad you enjoyed it!" (screenshot)

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