Disney Plus has provided audiences with a fresh glimpse into its much-anticipated series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The streaming giant has released a brand-new poster spotlighting Walker Scobell, taking on the iconic role of Percy Jackson.
Set to debut on Disney Plus on December 20, 2023, Percy Jackson and the Olympians seeks to breathe fresh life into the beloved stories penned by Rick Riordan. With the fusion of ancient Greek myths and a modern-day setting, the tales of Percy Jackson have always enthralled readers. Now, Percy is about to make a splash on the small screen, with Walker Scobell taking on the titular role.
Walker Scobell is spearheading the Percy Jackson series. Leah Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri are co-starring as his best friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood. The full cast also includes Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell, Olivea Morton, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jay Duplass, Timothy Omundson, Lance Reddick and Toby Stephens.
The story of Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows Walker Scobell’s Percy Jackson as he ventures across America in search of Zeus’ lost lightning bolt, having been accused of stealing it himself. Percy is a demigod, the son of Greek god Poseidon, who unites with other demigods at Camp Half-Blood.
The first official trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians made its debut during Disney’s D23 Expo, giving fans a sneak peek at the series. It’s the second adaptation of the Percy Jackson books after a film series that starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson.
Rick Riordan wrote the Percy Jackson pilot alongisde Jon Steinberg, with James Bobin directing. Steinberg is also overseeing the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. It is being produced under 20th Television for Disney Plus.
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