Jeff Goldblum Replaces Another Actor As A Netflix God

Jeff Goldblum has officially been cast as the replacement for a big role as a god, and he replaced another high-profile actor that might upset fans.

By James Brizuela | Published

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We were recently treated to Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder, played by Russell Crowe. However, that is not the only iteration of the Greek god that we are going to be seeing. It has been reported that Jeff Goldblum is set to take on the role of Zeus in a new series called Kaos. The role had initially been given to Hugh Grant, who had to exit the project based on date availability. Now, the part has been offered and accepted by none other than Goldblum. We would say that is quite a replacement, as both men have very different acting styles.

Kaos is said to be a dark and comedic reimagining of Greek mythology. The series is headed to Netflix and boasts a cast that includes Jeff Goldblum, Janet McTeer, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, Killian Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Misia Butler, Leila Farzad, Nabhaan Rizwan, Rakie Ayola, and Stanley Townsend. The series has been created by Charlie Covell, who has plenty of acting credits and has worked on shows like The End of the F***ing World and Truelove. She has reimagined Greek mythology in a new way, that will see the lives of the gods play out in a much different way than has been seen before. The rumor is they are meant to appear more human than the toga-wearing iterations that have been shown on television and film thus far.

Kaos will bring in Zeus, played by Jeff Goldblum, who is deeply powerful yet insecure and vengeful. While he has enjoyed his title of King of the Gods, he wakes up to find a wrinkle on his face. This sets the man on a terrible path, where he develops some steep paranoia about the “fall of Zeus.” He also convinces himself that he is seeing signs that his time is coming. The rest of the gods might see his weakness or fear for their lives, so there is a good chance they begin to hatch plans to unseat the most powerful of them. The synopsis does mention the underworld, so we are likely to see Hades appear, who happens to be Zeus’s brother. Can someone call James Woods?

Kaos will be an eight-episode series and is set to start filming in the coming weeks. The casting announcement of Jeff Goldblum has come just in time for production to get rolling on the series. With filming taking place this summer, we are likely to not see the series make its debut until the summer or fall of 2023. Hopefully sooner if everything goes well.

Fans of Jeff Goldblum can catch the man reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World Dominion. He is joined by the franchise legacy characters, Sam Neill and Laura Dern. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have also returned as the new franchise regulars. His next film will be pairing up with Wes Anderson again for Asteroid City, which boasts an even bigger cast that includes Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, and many more. We can’t wait to see how Goldblum handles being a paranoid all-powerful god.