‘Olympus’ Production Begins this Summer in Vancouver

olympus“Olympus” is a new mythological drama series from the Syfy Channel. It is a co-production between Canada and the UK and it has been announced that it will start filming this July in Vancouver.

“Olympus” is written by Nick Willing, writer of Neverland which was shot in Ireland and Italy during 2010. Willing is also set to direct the first episode. Furthermore Robert Halmi Jr, Lisa Richardson, Matthey O’Connor and Jim Reeve will work on the show as executive producers.

The drama series follows the protagonist Hero, as he travels in the human world, along with monsters and gods.

Reunion Pictures and Olympus TV London, in association with Great Point Media are in charge of the production. According to the companies, the series will be filmed in Vancouver in front of a green screen and most post-production work will take place in the UK.

“Olympus is a fantastic blend of action, intense thrills, creatures and great story telling. It will feature characters from mythology in a way never before imagined. We can’t wait to share the adventures of Hero with the Syfy audience.” said Chris Regina, from Syfy Channel.

“I’m thrilled that the team of Willing, O’Connor and Halmi are together on another exciting Syfy project. With the success of Tinman, Neverland and Alice, we are confident that this will be another epic adventure for television,” added Halmi Sr.