After years of pre-released shows covering Greek and Roman mythology, it’s time to embrace our roots with The Brave Ones, a new Netflix original series set in South Africa.
Akin Omotoso, who directed the Disney picture Rise, will lead the series. He will usher us into a new realm of powers and such.
The show will include the characters conversing in their native tongue, which sets it apart from other Netflix series with similar plots. It will be fascinating to see how the performance embraces South Africa’s rich history.
5 Reasons to Watch the Brave Ones on Netflix
Reason No. 1
Both Greek mythology and Norse mythology exist. However, how up-to-date is your knowledge of South African mythology? I’m inclined to believe that the answer is not very.
One of the first things you notice about The Brave Ones is that it will focus on a subject that has received little attention in popular culture. This might be an entirely new area to explore for aficionados of mythology in general.
Reason 2: the living, the dead, and the unborn
What kinds of shows feature gods and other divine beings? Themes and storylines that delve into dimensions beyond existence itself. The Brave Ones will investigate the living as well as the unborn and the dead as part of its plot, which is likely to revolve around retribution.
Reason 3: The characters’ use of native languages
This feature excites me, especially since it is unusual. It also indicates that The Brave Ones will not overly Anglicize its mythological elements, risking losing what makes that part so fascinating.
Reason 4: A smooth run
With six episodes, this Netflix series has one of the smallest seasons. That may turn off individuals who like to have a lot to sink their teeth into, but it also doesn’t ask much of the viewer.
So, if you’re going to take a chance on any show, that’s as good a reason as any.
Reason 5: Akin Omotoso’s leadership
Akin Omotoso had a strong influence on the overall production of The Brave Ones. It’s amazing that he was involved in every project element, but his director credit—coming so soon after directing Rise for Disney+—stands out the most.