Monday, April 7, 2014

Syfy Picks Up 13 Episodes of Drama 'Olympus'

Syfy, Reunion Pictures and Great Point Media today announced a new straight-to-series mythological drama Olympus, which will take viewers into the action-packed world of humans, Gods and monsters. The 13-part series will premiere on Syfy in 2015.

Olympus will tell 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.

Casting will begin shortly with production starting in the summer.

Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland) will write and direct the first episode. Executive producers include Robert Halmi Sr., Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve, Matthew O'Connor and Lisa Richardson.

"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, Programming, 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."

"I'm thrilled that the team of Willing, O'Connor and Halmi are together on another exciting Syfy project. With the success of Tinman, Neverland and Alice, we are confident that this will be another epic adventure for television," said Halmi Sr.