With me having a Major in History, I will always have a soft spot for days gone by. I am especially fond of ancient Greece and Greek mythology so much so, that I have consumed the majority of its re-telling throughout a vast myriad of media over the years. From books to live-action and animated movies, to a certain God of War that leaves a chain of chaos in his wake, I am always on the lookout for the next great battle of Gods and Titans to sink my teeth in. Then out of nowhere (which seems to happen a lot lately), Netflix premiered a new adult animated series called Blood of Zeus, and I think I found a new love.
Blood of Zeus plot reads like this: 'Chronicles the illegitimate son of Zeus, a young man tasked with saving heaven and earth despite the interference of a vengeful goddess and her monstrous forces'. Yeah I know, all sounding very familiar, but base on it's launch trailer and the it's strong first few episodes, Blood of Zeus is taking bold new directions.
Critics are also loving it with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a certified 'Fresh' with a 93% score. Here's a snippet of what media website IGN, who gave it a 9 out of ten had to say about Netflix's new hit:
'Netflix's Blood of Zeus makes an impactful debut with a fresh take on Greek mythology from creators Charley and Vlas Parlapanides. Powerhouse Animation's gorgeous visuals bolster the engaging narrative, and excellent voice acting from veterans like Jason O'Mara and Jennifer Hale add a bit of gravitas to their respective characters.'
Yep, all sounding like a bloody good time to me. Season one of Blood of Zeus is out now.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.