Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: April 2, 2015 — TBD
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Tom York, Sonya Cassidy, Sonita Henry, Graham Shiels, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy, Wayne Burns, Matt Frewer, Alan C. Peterson, and Sophia Lauchlin Hirt.
TV show description:
This fantasy drama series takes place in Ancient Greece. A young man discovers that he holds the key to unlocking Olympus — the home of the Gods. With great power comes great responsibility however and a lot of people want to steal it.
Hero (Tom York) is the young and handsome (bastard) son of King Aegeus. He’s also the holder of the Lexicon — the secret code that allows man to enter Olympus. If he (or any other human) knocks at Olympus’ door, Zeus knows that Man has exceeded his status and is on the verge of becoming a threat. But Hero doesn’t care about the Lexicon. He’s an honest and simple man who just wants to understand his past and it’s that pursuit that leads to his destiny.
King Aegeus of Athens (Graham Shiels) is arrogant, aggressive, and prone to fits of rage. Groomed to rule, he always believed he held the key to the Lexicon but, upon having a son, it left Aegeus for his first born. His wife is Medea (Sonita Henry), a ruthless and sexy sorceress who has one true love: power. She seeks the hidden code and even married Aegeus to get it.
Lykos (Wayne Burns) is the son of King Aegeus and Madea and he’s not a fighter or much of a leader. He does have a big heart however and a strong sense of strategy. He also thinks he has the key to the Lexicon.
The richest and most powerful king in ancient Greece is King Minos (Alan C. Peterson). A ruthless bully, he’s determined to conquer the whole civilized world. His name strikes terror into the heart of men but has almost the opposite effect on his family.
Cool, beautiful, calculating and manipulative, Princess Ariadne (Sophia Lauchlin Hirt) is the daughter of Hero’s enemy, King Minos. She is a sensation-seeker and feels very entitled.
On the outside, Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) is tough, straight-forward and trustworthy. She’s a Seer — the mouthpiece of the Gods. Her visions have taken their toll over the years however. When Hero comes on the scene — a man whose destiny is prophesized — she finds he’s someone that she can finally help.
A crabby and mad genius, Daedalus (Matt Frewer) is heartbroken and guilt-ridden over the loss of his son Icarus (who fell to his doom when he flew too close to the sun). Daedalus’ allies forgive him his curmudgeonly nature because his intellect and inventiveness are unparalleled.
King Aegeus’ brother and the rival to his throne is Pallas (John Emmet Tracy). He’s a man of great integrity, who nevertheless plots to overthrow his brother because he genuinely believes it’s the right thing for their country. Sometimes pompous, he’s too clever for his own good.
On the surface, Xerxes (Cas Anvar) appears a pious and devoted guardian of the faith. He administers religious ceremonies and festivals to honor Athens’ chosen Gods. In reality, he’s a practical and ruthless operator who manipulates the faithful to his advantage.
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD
What do you think? Do you like the Olympus TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?