Disney is adapting Rick Riordan’s beloved book series Percy Jackson & the Olympians for TV. The title? Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The lack of ampersand makes all the difference.
Anyway, Percy Jackson is about the title character finding out he’s actually the son of the Greek god Poseidon and being sent to a camp where he learns about himself and trains with other demigods. It’s very much a post-Harry Potter kind of series.
And now, Disney has released a teaser trailer for the show, as well as revealed the premiere date on Disney+! Watch below:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast list
That’s Walker Scobel as Percy Jackson, and Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as his best friends
Hermione and Ron Annabeth and Grover. Here’s the full cast list:
- Walker Scobel as Percy Jackson
- Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth
- Aryan Simhadri as Grover
- Toby Stephens as Poseidon
- Jay Duplass as Hades
- Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes
- Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus
- Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus
- Megan Mullaly as the fury Alecto
The show also cast Lance Reddick as Zeus. Unfortunately, Reddick died earlier this year so the role will have to be recast if and when they get around to making season 2.
Percy Olympians & the Olympians premieres on Disney+ on December 20.
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- Published on 08/18/2023 at 11:55 AM CDT
- Last updated on 08/18/2023 at 11:55 AM CDT