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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 5.0  (3,044)

Olympus is a television series that premiered on the Syfy network in 2015. The show is a modern retelling of Greek mythology, featuring the story of the legendary hero and demigod, Theseus, as he leads a group of brave warriors on a perilous quest to overthrow the tyrannical ruler of Olympus.

The show's primary protagonist is Theseus, played by Tom York, a young man with a tragic past who is determined to avenge the death of his mother and bring down the ruthless King Hyperion. Alongside him are his loyal companions, including the fierce Oracle, played by Sonita Henry, and the spirited Ariadne, played by Sonya Cassidy.

The first episode of the series sees Theseus and his allies being recruited by the goddess Athena to embark on a dangerous mission to take down Hyperion's regime. The journey quickly proves to be treacherous as they encounter a host of mythical creatures and unexpected obstacles along the way.

As the story unfolds, Theseus and his comrades find themselves embroiled in a battle for the fate of Olympus itself, facing off against powerful gods and battling their own personal demons.

One of the most striking aspects of Olympus is its visual style. The show is filmed in a unique blend of contemporary and ancient styles, with elaborate sets and costumes that capture the grandeur and majesty of Greek mythology. The special effects are also excellent, creating an immersive world filled with fantastical creatures and magical powers.

The acting is generally strong across the board, with Tom York delivering an impressive performance as Theseus. He brings depth and nuance to the character, making him a sympathetic and relatable figure. Sonya Cassidy and Sonita Henry also do an excellent job with their respective roles, adding to the show's impressive cast.

While the series has its share of action and adventure, it also explores deeper themes such as destiny, sacrifice, and the nature of power. The show balances these weighty ideas with moments of levity and humor, as well as some steamy romance and sexual tension.

Of course, one of the biggest draws of Olympus is its connection to Greek mythology. The show incorporates elements from classic myths and legends, but adds its own unique twists and interpretations. Fans of Greek mythology will find plenty to enjoy here, while newcomers will be introduced to a fascinating world full of colorful characters and epic tales.

All in all, Olympus is a highly entertaining series that packs plenty of thrills and emotional resonance. While it only ran for one season, it remains a beloved cult classic for fans of fantasy and Greek mythology alike.

Olympus is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 2, 2015.

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13. Truth
July 2, 2015
Time stands still in the Temple of Gaia and Chronos allows Hero, Oracle, Daedalus and Medea to cross the bridge over to Olympus. Their first obstacle is a reflective rock wall and Hero finds a novel way for them to pass through. On the other side is a bridge to Tartarus. Eyes closed, they cross the bridge, relying on Oracle's visionary sight and leap to their individual tests. Returning to the bridge, they are called to judgment. Daedalus refuses to be judged and runs off - Hero realizes that Daedalus has taken the ring and chases the inventor down, kills Daedalus and reclaims the ring. Medea is the first to be judged and by a tribunal of her sons: Tisander, Alcimenes and Lykos. She is condemned to spend her everlasting days with Hades. Hero is next and the gods choose Oracle to be his judge. Gaia gives Oracle a choice - between her love for the Gods and her love for Man. Oracle chooses Man and Hero, overwhelmed, accepts her love. Hero and Oracle are transported to a white void and visited by Hermes, Chronos, and Apollo who explain that they were driven to this world by their enemies. Their father, Zeus Meilichios, helped them destroy their adversaries and to avoid future attacks, Chronos drew the gods into a different speed of time hiding them in plain sight. Mankind was created to serve as a smokescreen. However, Zeus fell in love with his creation, Mortal Man, forsaking his own children. The gods couldn't kill their father, so they imprisoned him. The Lexicon was the gods' means of finding a human mercenary who was prepared to sacrifice love, heritage and soul and; therefore able to kill their father Zeus. Hero and Oracle travel to a prison deep within Olympus and confront Zeus - half man and half serpent. Zeus tells Hero he is Zeus' hope for a better world - a mortal balance between the forces of good and evil. Hero is willing to set Zeus fre on one condition: Zeus helps Hero destroy the gods and allow Mortal Man to govern himself.
Door to Olympus
12. Door to Olympus
June 25, 2015
Medea decides to trade her body and soul to Circe. Hermes and Fates distract Hero and his friends.
The Speed of Time
11. The Speed of Time
June 18, 2015
Medea ends up trading her body and soul to Circe. Hermes and deadly Fates distract Hero and his friends.
10. Heritage
June 11, 2015
Medea risks her life to find Hero before he can accidently open Pandora's tomb, but when she gets to him she realizes she's too late - Ariadne's dead. A thick fog rolls out of the tomb, quickly spreading its freezing breath throughout the land. Hero and Medea barely get back to the safety of the palace, where Hero faces his second task - taking on his father in a fight to the death.
Pandora's Tomb
9. Pandora's Tomb
June 4, 2015
On their way to the door of Olympus, Hero and Princess Ariadne unexpectedly fall in love. They hurry through the country side, eager to reach Olympus, not realizing that their destination may not turn out to be what they expect. In Athens, Lykos and Aegeus are being held in the dank prison caves where they must hide their identities, or suffer the terrifying rage of the other prisoners.
Danger and Desire
8. Danger and Desire
May 28, 2015
Athens is invaded by King Minos and he won't stop until he has the Lexicon.
Love and Time
7. Love and Time
May 21, 2015
Hero and Medea arrive at the Temple of Aphrodite where a grim prophecy is revealed.
The Lexicon
6. The Lexicon
May 7, 2015
Hero feels forced to work out the Lexicon's riddle.
Blood Brothers
5. Blood Brothers
April 30, 2015
Hero makes his way into Athens to confront his father the King, only to be arrested and turned over to Prince Lykos. Once Lykos discovers Hero's identity, he realizes that his place in the court, and in his father's heart, is threatened.
4. Minos
April 23, 2015
Hero, Oracle and Daedalus are captured are are tortured. As life in Athens grows more dire, Medea arranges for a Dorian mercenary to go on a mission.
Ring of the Magi
3. Ring of the Magi
April 16, 2015
Hero, Oracle and Daedalus narrowly escape capture and dismemberment by the warrior priests as they make their way to the forest of Troezen in search of the ring. In Athens, Medea agrees to take part in a tribute to Apollo, unaware that she's walking into a trap that could cost the Queen her life.
2. Daedalus
April 9, 2015
Hero, Oracle and the genius inventor Daedalus team up to form an unlikely alliance in an effort to find Hero's birthright - the Ring of the Magi. Meanwhile, Queen Medea makes a shocking discovery.
The Temple of Gaia
1. The Temple of Gaia
April 2, 2015
Hero embarks on a daring journey to rescue the Oracle of Gaia from the cave of the Cyclops and then bring her safely to the temple so that she can answer the riddle of his life in the series premiere of this mythological drama set in Ancient Greece in a world where humans, gods and monsters interact.
Where to Watch Olympus
Olympus is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Olympus on demand at Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 2, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (3,044)