Homer Said Achilles Was Blond—Netflix Hired An African To Play Him In TROY: FALL OF A CITY
December 22, 2017, 06:54 AM
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Homer notes throughout The Iliad how blond (also calling yellow, fair, and golden) Achilles hair is? Let's make him black!
BBC and Netflix Release First Look at ‘Troy: Fall of a City’, Variety, December 20, 2017

The BBC has released the first pictures from “Troy: Fall of a City,” the upcoming swords and sandals epic it is making with Netflix.

Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, the series stars David Threlfall (main image), in a very different guise from Frank Gallagher of “Shameless,” as well as Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”) and David Gyasi (“Interstellar”).

In the series Gyasi plays Achilles (above). David Farr (“The Night Manager”) penned the eight-part series, which BBC drama boss Piers Wenger said “will be like nothing broadcast before: a 3,000-year-old tale crafted on a huge scale.”

The story is told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege. Endemol Shine-backed producers Wild Mercury and Kudos are producing.

The BBC will launch the series in the U.K. and Netflix internationally.

Oh, Zeus will be played by a black actor in the series as well...

There's an agenda folks: deconstruct white mythic heroes to nothing more than Africans.

Searching "whitewashing in film" brings back 3.75 million hits (casting white actors in non-white roles). It's a universally derided and lambasted practice.

Casting black actors in white roles?

Worthy of praise and incessant admiration.

Progress.

Only white people can commit cultural appropriation, as the primary goal of popular culture in the 21st century is to reimagine heroes of the Occident as diverse and non-white.