After mixing it up with the God of Thunder in Thor: Ragnarok, Jeff Goldblum will play the God of Lightning in Kaos, Netflix‘s darkly comedic Greek Mythology series. Goldblum replaces Hugh Grant, who had initially been cast but needed to bow out due to scheduling conflicts. Goldblum joins a cast that includes Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Killian Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola, and Stanley Townsend.
Covell’s Kaos series presents a contemporary look at Greek mythology while exploring love, power, and life in the underworld. Anything is possible in Covell’s new series, and nothing is sacred. Oh, but don’t worry, there will be plenty of betrayal and arrogance on the god’s behalf. According to Deadline‘s description, Goldblum will play the seemingly all-powerful yet desperately insecure and vengeful Zeus, who has long enjoyed his status as King of The Gods. That is until he wakes up one morning and discovers a wrinkle on his forehead. Neurosis then sets in, setting him down a dangerous, paranoid path. Zeus becomes convinced his fall is coming – and starts to see signs of it everywhere.
Oh, ye gods! There’s nothing like an unhinged deity experiencing a mid-immortal life crisis. While it’s a shame that the series is losing Grant, Goldblum is a great replacement to play the orgy-loving god of myth.
Goldblum currently stars in Jurassic World Dominion and has two other projects in post-production, including Asteroid City and The Liar. He’s also set to star in They Shot the Piano Player, which focuses on a fleeting time in Latin American history in the 1960s and 70s before parts of the continent were engulfed by oppressive regimes.
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