Aurora Perrineau (Prodigal Son) is joining the cast of Netflix‘s Kaos, a 10-episode series from creator-writer Charlie Covell (The End of the F***ing World). Described as a contemporary reimagining of Greek and Roman mythology, Kaos will take audiences from the Underworld to Mount Olympus, exploring themes including gender politics and power. Sources indicate that Perrineau will play Riddy, a character tied to the story of Orpheus.
Orpheus is a Greek mythological figure endowed with superhuman musical skills. Orpheus was the son of a Muse (likely Calliope, the patron of epic poetry) and Oeagrus, a king of Thrace. No other actors have been announced for the show.
Kaos received a series order in 2018 with Georgi Banks Davies attached to direct. The project hails from All3 Productions, Brightstar, All3Media, and Sister Pictures. All3’s Nina Lederman will executive produce alongside Brightstar’s Tanya Seghatchian and John Woodward and Sister Pictures’ Jane Featherstone.
Perrineau played Detective Dani Powell on Fox’s Prodigal Son, which, in my opinion, was canceled far too soon. Seriously, the final episode was a tragedy that deserved better. Perrineau was a standout in Prodigal Son and has appeared in other projects, including When They See Us, Into the Dark, The Carmichael Show, and Pretty Little Liars. If Perrineau is the first to join Netflix’s Kaos, I’m excited to see who else climbs aboard.
I loved to study Greek and Roman mythology when I was in school. I’ve lost touch with it in recent years, but the idea of a politically-charged adaptation intrigues me. There are plenty of tragic figures to explore, and the cast for this project could get out of control quickly – in the best way possible, of course.