Syfy has unveiled the first full promo trailer for its upcoming Greek-myths-filled new fantasy series, Olympus. [Disclaimer: Syfy is Blastr’s parent company] The new TV show follows the adventures of Hero (Tom York, Tyrant), the bastard son of King Aegeus (Graham Shiels, Guardians of the Galaxy), who is the holder of the Lexicon. The Lexicon is the secret code that allows man to enter Olympus, the legendary home of the gods.
The cast also includes Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise) as Oracle, the inimitable Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as Daedalus, Sonita Henry (Doctor Who, Young Dracula) as Medea, Wayne Burns (Remedy) as Lykos, Alan C. Peterson (Hemlock Grove) as King Minos and Sophia Lauchlin Hirt (Klondike) as Ariadne. Have a look at the new promo:
We don’t know about you, but this is giving us a strong Hercules: The Legendary Journey vibe, mixed in with the BBC’s Merlin and Atlantis (the latter has recently gotten the ax from Auntie Beeb) and a strong dash of the waaay more adult Spartacus. This won't be a kids' TV show. Granted, the FX are far (and we mean really far) from mind-blowing, but it looks like it could be a sexy, fun romp into Greek mythology, filled with betrayal and drama. Here’s a synopsis for the upcoming series:
A young man’s mythical quest to solve the riddle of the Gods, unlock the doors to Olympus and become an immortal. Hero’s epic journey leads him through the darkest realms of Ancient Greece accompanied by the beautiful, but twisted Oracle of Gaia, the powerful sorceress Medea and genius inventor Daedalus. Hero battles trickster gods, vicious monsters, seductive nymphs, kings and despots, as he transforms from fresh-faced naive into a ruthless, coldhearted killer, and match for the gods themselves.
Have a look at the gallery below, and let us know what you think. Olympus will premiere on April 2 on Syfy.