Icarus Rising is a re-imagining of the mythological character. His story has been extended and given new life by writer and creator, Frank Sikalas. Frank Sikalas is a historian and creative storyteller. He specializes in ancient Greek and Egyptian history and mythology. The inspiration behind Icarus Rising was and is to re-imagine the mythological character, Icarus, expand and extend his story, the story of Icarus. Icarus Rising is driven by passion and inspired by the great storytellers, poets, and historians of the ancient world such as Homer and Hesiod whom the series pays homage to.