It's not often that anime finds its way onto Netflix's U.S. Top 10 most-viewed list, and more rare that said anime is based on Greek mythology. Blood of Zeus is certainly an oddity on all fronts, though a welcome one as more and more subscribers learn about the story of Heron and his entangled fate with that of Zeus and other gods.
The eight-episode Season 1 is criminally short compared to other anime out there. Viewers may be wondering how long the series could run, and luckily, we have an answer thanks to Inverse's recent interview with creators Charley and Vlas Parlapanides. The two revealed that they have an idea of how long the series can run, provided they get the blessing of a Season 2 renewal from Netflix.
We've planned out what we would hope to be a five-season arc. It all depends on whether we get viewership [that will decide if] we get a second season.
As has been the trend in recent years, Netflix is all about the numbers. If Blood Of Zeus can perform to get a Season 2 renewal, it's one step closer to completing the Parlapanides brothers' five-season arc. The show has enjoyed a run in the Top 10 most-viewed category in the U.S., though it's almost impossible to tell which shows the streamer is interested in keeping and which ones it won't these days.
As mentioned, there's some added interest from Blood Of Zeus viewers who finished Season 1 after the arrival of a key figure. Spoiler warning for anyone who hasn't seen the Season 1 finale, but those who have know that Season 1 ends with Seraphim meeting and swearing fealty to Hades, the god of the Underworld and brother of Zeus and Poseidon. Charley Parlapanides talked about that big moment, and how it would play into the future of the anime.
It's a big set-up for Season 2. Fundamentally, Season 1 is about Heron and Seraphim, and their stories continue in Season 2. But we have a 20-page outline for Season 2, and it's very much a story of Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. The three brothers. We go back to the story of when the brothers divided the three realms of the world.
It appears Blood Of Zeus is going deep into Greek mythology and giving its viewers a history lesson along with some satisfying visuals and action-packed demon-fighting action. The tease of more stories involving the gods certainly has me hoping Netflix will give the show another batch of episodes to further its story, as well as continue the story of Heron and Seraphim. Hopefully, Netflix is keeping just as close an eye on those viewership numbers as Hera does on Zeus!
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