'Blood of Zeus' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about the Greek mythology anime
Given that one of the key focuses of the show has been the infidelity of Zeus, there just may be more illegitimate children who might try and assert their rights to the throne
Netflix’s animated series ‘Blood of Zeus’ has received largely positive reviews. The show combines the best of many worlds -- Greek mythology, anime, and of course, melodrama. So naturally, fans are eager for a second season of the show. Here’s all you need to know about it.
‘Blood of Zeus’ has not been renewed for season 2 as of yet. Netflix usually takes a few weeks to gauge a show’s success and fandom before deciding on renewal or a cancelation. Watch this space for more information and updates.
Season 1 of ‘Blood of Zeus’ ended on a very tense note. The show’s key focus has been the ancient relationship between Gods and Giants, the demons that were formed as a result, and a battle for domination. Alongside this conflict is also the parallel storyline of Hera’s desire for vengeance against her unfaithful husband Zeus.
There are many things left to be addressed at the end of season 1, which, hopefully, a second season will take care of. For one, we don’t know if Seraphim is completely out of the picture. While we see Heron finish off his half-brother Seraphim in the ultimate battle, the epilogue features Seraphim as a spirit in Hades.
When Seraphim had arrived in the underworld, right before he is taken to his torture chamber, Hades appears and tells him that he is glad that his staff could be of help to Seraphim. Right after, Hades also tells him that he can stop Seraphim from being punished and all that he would have to do in return is one thing. That is to "kneel".
So, we can be sure that he might just find another way to restore his body by entering into a dark covenant. The Heron-Seraphim relationship has a lot left to explore. So, we are hoping that this does indeed happen.
But there is more. While ‘Blood of Zeus’ ends with Heron and the rest of the Gods in Mount Olympus in a peaceful place, things may soon go awry with the power vacuum created with the supposed death of Zeus. Given that one of the key focuses of the show has been the infidelity of Zeus, there just may be more illegitimate children who might try and assert their rights to the throne. At the same time, we are not altogether certain if Zeus is indeed gone forever. He is, after all, a God.
Then, there is also the case of Hera. While Zeus sacrifices himself to save her, one can’t be sure if Hera is indeed dead. Yes, she is nowhere to be seen, but that ambiguity only adds to the necessity of a second season. Also, in the event that Hera returns (supposedly, from the dead), it should also be interesting to see how the power dynamics shift atop Mount Olympus.
Jason O’Mara as Zeus
O'Mara is known for his roles as Wyatt Price 'The Man in the High Castle' (2018-2019), Jeffery Mace in 'Agents of SHIELD', Jack Prendergast in 'The Siege of Jadotville' and Damian Boyle in 'The Good Wife' (2013-2014). His most recent works include 'Reign of the Supermen' (2019), 'The Death and Return of Superman' (2019), and 'Justice League Dark: Apokolips War' (2020). In 2017, O'Mara won an IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Film for 'The Siege of Jadotville' and in 2018 he was nominated for an IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Drama for 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Derek Phillips as Heron
Phillips is known for his roles as Billy Riggins in 'Friday Night Lights' (2006-2011), Bobby Bragan in '42' (2013), Travis Murphy in 'Longmire' (2013-2017), and Earl Swagger in 'Shooter' (2018). His most recent works include 'Criminal Minds' (2018), the video game 'The Last of Us: Part II' (2020), 'Them: Covenant' (2020). In 2018, Phillips won the Best Comedy Ensemble at the Studio City Film Festival, US, for Outstanding Comedy Ensemble for 'A play' which he shared with his castmates. The same year he was also nominated for a Wreath Award at the Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival for Best Actor for 'Point Defiance' (2018).
The rest of the voice cast for ‘Blood of Zeus’ includes Claudia Christian as Hera, Mamie Gummer as Electra, Melina Kanakeredes, Elias Toufexias as Seraphim, Jessica Henwick as Alexia, Chris Diamantopoulos as Evios, Adetokumboh M'Cormack as Kofi, Matthew Mercer as Hermes, Adam Croasdell as Apollo, Matt Lowe as Ares, David Shaughnessy as Chiron the Wise and many more.
The series is created by Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides with Shaunt Nigoghossian directing. Both Parlapanides serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Texas-based Powerhouse Animation, which also produces Netflix’s hit anime Castlevania.
As of yet, there is no trailer for season 2 of ‘Blood of Zeus’. Watch this space for more updates.
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