Percy Jackson & The Olympians News


Sophia D, Staff Writer

Earlier this year it was announced the popular book series Percy Jackson & The Olympians will be getting its very own television show airing on Disney+. Since the announcement, there has been much news following the season layout and the show’s casting.

Rick Riordan, the author of the series, has been working alongside the show’s production and made a statement on why being part of it this time is important, “The whole point of me being involved in the TV show is to make sure this is a completely different production, a fresh start for Percy Jackson. That means an entirely new cast putting their own spin on the characters.” He is very passionate about what’s to come and likes the idea of doing things he hadn’t written into the books. 

If the season does well then Rick Riordan will be able to continue with more seasons following each book. Every season will cover a book making the show go on for about five seasons for five of the books. Season one will focus on Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, meaning there may not be certain characters showing up until the next season.  

Who will be playing these demigods and gods? The starring trio Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, and Grover Underwood will be played by Walker Scobell, who landed a key role in The Adam Project, Leah Jeffries who starred in the 2022 movie Beast, and Aryan Simhadri, who voice acted in three other movies. Luke Castellan, head counselor of the Hermes cabin, will be played by Charles Bushnell. Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue, one of the half-bloods at the Ares cabin. Other characters such as Sally Jackson, Gabe Ugliano, Mrs. Dodds, and Nancy Bobofit have been casted to Virginia Kull, Timm Sharp, Megan Mullally, and Olivea Morton. 

Echidna, also referred to as “Mother of all Monsters” will be played by Suzanne Cryer. Jessica Parker Kennedy will take the role of Medusa, Dionysus and Chiron the camp directors at Camp Half-Blood will be played by Jason Mantzoukas and Glynn Turman. We also got news on who will be playing some of the gods. Adam Copeland as the God of War, Ares. Lin-Manuel Miranda will be joining the cast as Hermes, the God of Travels and Thieves. Although it was yet to be announced who will be taking the roles of Zeus and Poseidon, it was announced that Jay Duplass will take the role of Hades, the King of the Underworld. Hephaestus will be played by Timothy Omundson. There’s still a wait for the rest of the cast. 

With all that’s been announced, the show is set to release sometime in the year of 2024. The production team has been working hard to make these pages come to life. Fans from all over, including the cast, are eager to view the show’s final product. With everyone’s hopes being high for this, they can’t wait to see how this all turns out to be.