March 30, 2015
Super Channel announces Canadian broadcast premiere of mythological drama series, Olympus
Thursday, April 2 at 9 pm ET
EDMONTON (March 9, 2015) – Olympus, an epic 13-part mythological drama series, makes its Canadian broadcast premiere on Super Channel, Canada’s only national English pay television network, on Thursday, April 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET (SC2).
The Super Channel original series, shot in Vancouver, takes viewers into the action-packed ancient world of humans, Gods and monsters, featuring characters from mythology in a way never before imagined.
Olympus tells the story of Hero (Tom York, Tyrant), a young man, on a mythical quest to solve the riddle of the Gods, unlock the doors to Olympus and become an immortal. Hero’s epic journey leads him through the darkest realms of Ancient Greece accompanied by the beautiful, but twisted Oracle of Gaia, the powerful sorceress Medea and genius inventor Daedalus. Hero battles trickster gods, vicious monsters, seductive nymphs, kings and despots, as he transforms from fresh-faced and naïve to calculating, ruthless, and cold-hearted – a match for the Gods themselves.
The series also stars Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Vera) as Oracle, Sonita Henry (Star Trek, The Fifth Element) as Medea, Graham Shiels (Guardians of the Galaxy, True Blood) as King Aegeus, and Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, The Knick) as Daedalus.
Created by Nick Willing (Tinman, Alice, Neverland), Olympus is a Canada-UK co-production produced by Vancouver’s Reunion Pictures (a Thunderbird company) and London’s Olympus TV and distributed by Great Point Media. Executive Producers are Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve for Great Point Media and Matthew O’Connor for Reunion Pictures.
About Super Channel
Super Channel is Canada’s only national English pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.
Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series, documentaries and concerts. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.
Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron and other regional providers.