Greek mythology revisited


Mia Czarnecki

Mia Czarnecki and Courtney Renaud, both avid fans of Greek mythology, played “Odysseus and the Sirens” by Dana Wilson, which is based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, Book XII.

It’s about time that media companies such as Disney and Netflix revisit the old, forgotten tales of Greek mythology and develop new movies and programs.

Percy Jackson, Hercules and Alexander are based on Greek mythology, but all of those hit movies are at least ten years old.

Some new portrayal of these timeless tales are coming very soon.

Joe Russo, known for his collaborations with his brother Anthony Russo (ex. Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), has a live action remake of Hercules in the works.

He recently told James Russell, a reporter for GamesRadar+, that  he loves “how funny and subversive” the 1997 animated film is and hopes to “embrace that sense of humor” in the upcoming reimagining.

A release date hasn’t yet been set, but fans can expect more detail soon.

Mythology fans can also anticipate a new TV series from Netflix, which began filming Kaos in May of 2022.

Planned to be a series of eight episodes, Kaos is described as a “darkly funny, contemporary spin on Greek mythology.”

A page on Netflix’s site allows you to set a reminder when the series is released, promising, “This genre-bending series puts a modern twist on Greek and Roman mythology, exploring themes of gender politics, power and life in the underworld.”

It has been inferred by fans that the series is to be released in mid to late 2023 depending on when filming wraps, how long the episodes are, and how much time it will take for post-production.