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Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an upcoming American web television series, for Disney+. It is an adaptation of the book series of the same name.[2]

Synopsis

Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who's just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.[3]

Cast

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Recurring

Guest

  • Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit[7]

Production

On May 14, 2020, author Rick Riordan announced the development of an adaptation of his book franchise, Percy Jackson. He will be acting as a writer, and both he, and his wife, will be involved in every aspect of the shows creation. The series is confirmed to last for five seasons, with each season serving as an adaptation of a book in the series.[2][8]

During Disney Investor Day 2020, the official Percy Jackson and the Olympians logo was unveiled.[9]

On January 25, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the series was officially greenlit, with Disney+ giving a series order. Riordan, Steinberg, Shotz, and Bobin will serve as executive producers along with Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg.[1]

On February 23, 2022, Rick Riordan revealed that filming is set to begin on June 1st.[10]

On March 26, 2022, it was reported that Anders Engstrom and Jet Wilkinson joined as directors for the series, and that the first season will include eight episodes.[11]

On April 11, 2022, Variety reported that Walker Scobell had been cast in the titular role.[4]

On May 5, 2022, Rick Riordan announced that Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries joined the cast of the series playing Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase.[5]

On June 2, 2022, Rick Riordan announced that filming had officially begun and new cast members have been revealed.[6]

Trivia

  • This will be a second attempt at the franchise, following the release of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), by 20th Century Fox.
    • Following the announcement, Logan Lerman, who originally portrayed the titular character, sent out a tweet, showcasing his support for the new adaptation.[12]

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