Netflix Orders New Series Reimagining Greek Mythology & Others


Among a handful of new projects coming to Netflix is Kaos, a darkly comedic and contemporary reimagining of Greek mythology.

Produced by all3media and Brightstar, Kaos will explore themes of gender politics, power and life in the underworld. The 10×1-hour series is created and written by Charlie Covell, best known for her adaptation of the graphic comic series The End of the F***ing World for Channel 4 and Netflix.

Netflix has also ordered Away, a new drama loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name. This epic love story and tale of survival is set against the backdrop of the first human mission to Mars. Universal Television, True Jack Productions and 6th & Idaho are behind the ten-episode series, which counts among its EPs Jason Katims, Matt Reeves and Andrew Hinderaker.

Additionally, Barbra Streisand and Netflix have struck up a new content deal. The pact covers a selection of content from the Streisand library, including the award-winning My Name Is Barbra (1965), Color Me Barbra (1966), Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park (1968), Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments (1973), Barbra Streisand: The Concert (1994) and Barbra Streisand: Timeless (2001). Netflix is also presenting a special edition of Streisand’s classic movie A Star Is Born (1976), including never-before-seen footage of Streisand performing an instrumental version of “Evergreen” for the first time and added footage to the iconic “With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now” medley finale.