An update on some Hellenic themed entertainment. A new series announcement, one likely to bite the dust, an a little more information on another project: 'The Odyssey'.

'Troy: A Fall Of A City' being developed
Rejoice or brace yourself, the BBC has announced they will be producing an 'epic TV series on the Fall of Troy'. The series will be a re-telling of the siege of Troy titled ‘Troy: A Fall Of A City’. The upcoming TV series, which will reportedly cost 2.7 million euros per episode, which will make it one of the most expensive ever produced in BBC’s history. So far it has been described as ‘a bold and visceral drama’ and hopes to rival HBO’s great hit: 'Game of Thrones'. As BBC1 controller, Charlotte Moore revealed it will be ‘intimate and epic, gripping and exhilarating, rich with psychological intrigue and human drama’. According to reports, the Troy series could span across 8 or more episodes.   

'Olympus' most likely cancelled
This series follows the adventures of Hero (Tom York, Tyrant), the bastard son of King Aegeus (Graham Shiels, Guardians of the Galaxy), who is the holder of the Lexicon. The Lexicon is the secret code that allows man to enter Olympus, the legendary home of the Gods. The first season has come to a conclusion and Syfy has yet to cancel or renew Olympus for Season 2. Olympus wrapped up its first season averaging just a 0.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic based on the overnights. If it is relying on its Syfy ratings, then its chances of a second season are considered to be very slim. But if its international partnerships and financing are strong enough, then it might still have a chance.

'The Odyssey' might net itself Hugh Jackman
I was already quite excited about this project spearheaded by 'Hunger Games' director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson, but recent news has my inner geek girl tingling with joy. TheWrap reports Jackman is in early talks to play Odysseus, the legendary hero who encounters all manner of trials and tribulations on his epic ten-year quest to get back home after the Trojan War. While he hasn’t locked in a deal just yet, he’s had “multiple conversations” with the filmmakers about the project. The Odyssey shoots in 2016.