Jeff Goldblum sends Netflix into Kaos

Jeff Goldblum sends Netflix into Kaos


By Michael Pickard
July 1, 2024

First Look

FIRST LOOK: Jeff Goldblum becomes King of the Gods when Netflix series Kaos launches on August 29.

In the series created by Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World), Goldblum plays Zeus, who has long enjoyed his high status – until he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis sets in, setting him off on a dangerous, paranoid path.

Zeus then becomes convinced his fall is coming – and starts to see signs of it everywhere.

Meanwhile, Zeus’ once reliable brother, Hades (David Thewlis), God of the Underworld, is secretly losing his grip on his dark dominion. There is a backlog of dead waiting to be processed and they are growing restless. Hera (Janet McTeer), Queen of the Gods, exercises dominion on Earth — and over Zeus — in her own unique way.

But her power and freedom become threatened by Zeus’ growing paranoia, and she is forced to act, while Zeus’ rebellious son, Dionysus, (Nabhaan Rizwan), is out of control and on course for a cosmic collision with his father.

On Earth people are aching for change, however Poseidon (Cliff Curtis), God of Sea, Storms and Earthquakes (and Horses) is more concerned with the size of his super-yacht and where the next party is at. The wellbeing of mere mortals is of little interest to him.

Unfortunately for the Gods some of those mortals are beginning to realise this…

These mortals – Riddy (Aurora Perrineau), Orpheus (Killian Scott), Caneus (Misia Butler) and Ari (Leila Farzad) – come from different walks of life and are all cosmically connected in the battle against Zeus. Each one has a very different role to play, any one of them may be destined to bring down the Gods.

Produced by Sister (Chernobyl), the team behind Kaos includes directors Georgi Banks-Davies and Runyararo Mapfumo; executive producers Jane Featherstone, Chris Fry, Katie Carpenter, Banks-Davies, Nine Lederman, Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward; producer Harry Munday; and Georgia Christou, who wrote episode 6.

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