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Nov 11, 2020

Netflix and Powerhouse Animation's Blood of Zeus has become a quick fan favorite and critically acclaimed animated series in the short time since its debut on October 27th. Set in a post-mythological age, and telling a story lost through the Greek oral storytelling tradition, Blood of Zeus seems like a story we've seen before on the surface. Heron, our demi-god hero, is the bastard child of Zeus and Hera is mad about it. But, there is much more to this story than a wife's revenge or Zeus' infidelity. At its core, the series offers a nuanced take on anger and how it relates to power. Additionally, we see a more vulnerable and fatherly Zeus and a more independent and powerful Hera. And, we have showrunners Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to thank for that.

I got the chance to speak to the creative brothers about their work on the series, how it began, and where it will go should Netflix greenlight another season.

Hit play on the audio above to hear the interview in full. To stay up to date on Blood of Zeus, follow the series on Twitter and Instagram at @bloodofzeus.