Created by Rick Riordan for the streaming service Disney+, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an upcoming American television series. It is based on the novel series of the same name by Rick Riordan. Jonathan E. Steinberg and Dan Shotz serve as showrunners, with each season adapting an installment of the book series.
Riordan is also the executive producer alongside Becky Riordan, Jonathan E. Steinberg, James Bobin, Dan Shotz, and many more. The series will be released on Disney+, with the first season consisting of eight episodes.
So, when is the brand new series releasing? What is the plot? Who will be in the lead roles? Keep reading to know more.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Plot and Cast
The plot of the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is set on a 12-year-old demigod Percy Jackson comes to terms with his newfound supernatural powers before being accused by the Greek god Zeus of stealing his lightning bolt, prompting him and his new-found companions, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood, to embark on a quest across America to find the bolt and restore order to Olympus.
The casting of the series starts in April 2021. In January 2022, Walker Scobell was cast in the lead role of Percy Jackson, with this being announced in April.
The next month, it was announced that Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri would respectively portray Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood, two close friends of Percy. Jeffries’ casting received online backlash due to Annabeth not being depicted as Black in the novels, which Riordan condemned as a byproduct of racism.
In June, Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Timm Sharp were announced to be appearing in recurring capacities as Sally Jackson, Chiron, Dionysus, Alecto, and Gabe Ugliano, respectively. The same month, Dior Goodjohn and Charlie Bushnell joined the cast in recurring roles as Clarisse La Rue and Luke Castellan, while Olivia Morton was announced to portray Nancy Bobofit in a guest role.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Release Date
The makers of the series have not been declaring any release date yet. But in July 2022, Riordan believed that the series would likely release around early 2024.
Principal photography began on June 2, 2022. Production for the series is taking place in Vancouver, Canada, with the first two episodes directed by James Bobin. In July, it was confirmed that Jules O’Loughlin, who previously was the cinematographer for Ms. Marvel, would be the cinematographer for the series.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Trailer
The trailer for the series has not been released yet.
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