The release date, cast, plot, and everything else you need to know about Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The next big thing that Disney+ will work on is Percy Jackson and the Olympians. With the announcement of the cast, the team has already won over many fans around the world. And don’t forget that the series is sure to be great if the author himself is involved in making the adaptation. As time goes on, we find out more and more about the upcoming series. Here, we’ve put together everything you need to know before the show starts. So, please keep reading!
If we compare the upcoming adaptation to the other ones that have been made from the original series, you’ll be happy to hear that this is the best one so far. The series’ author, Rick Riordan, has said in the past that he never really liked the movies about Percy Jackson because he didn’t have much to do with them. But it’s different this time.
As most of what Disney+ has done has been with his help. Riordan himself seems like he can’t wait for the show to start. There are a lot of updates on his official Twitter account. So, don’t forget to go there and follow him!
Who is in the Cast of Percy Jackson and the Olympians?
It’s great that Disney+ gives Riordan the upper hand when it comes to announcing big changes. The author just told us about three new cast members who are joining the amazing cast of the series. The roles of Medusa, Areas, and Echidna will be played by these actors. And thank goodness, we also know about the characters!
Who is in Percy Jackson and the Olympians?
Jessica Parker Kennedy will be playing Medusa, Adam Copeland will be playing Ares, and Suzzanne Cryer will be playing Echidna. These are the only new things. There are, of course, other people in the cast.
Medusa is the bad guy with snake-like hair who tried to turn Percy and his friends into stone. She is not as rude, though! Riordan says she is something, and some people also think she is nice. Because of how well she did her job in the last series she worked on, it seems like Jessica is the best choice for the role.
Ares, on the other hand, is a person who loves chaos and hates peace. He will do anything to keep there from being peace. Adam’s role in the Percy Jackson series is similar to the roles he has played in other series. So, his tape for the job was pretty good. Even the people in charge of casting said this was true.
Percy’s faith in God will be tested by Echidna, the third new character. She is different and dangerous in her own way. And her character has a lot more interesting details!
The first thing we heard from the author were the official cast announcements. In April 2021, he was happy to tell fans that work on the series had started. He was the one who brought up the child actor who would play Percy Jackson’s most important role. He is Walker Scobell, to be sure. Surprisingly, the actor hasn’t done a lot of acting before. So far, “The Adam Project” is his only project. But the fans are happy with how Percy’s character was played. Because the actor gives off the same vibe as Percy.
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After a while, Riordan also made the three of them more solid. Annabeth Chase will be played by Leah Seva Jeffries, and Grover Underwood will be played by Aryan Simhadri. Fans also liked this update and said so in their comments. Even though they haven’t done much acting before, it seems like the kids can do their jobs. We have put together the following list to sum up the other details about the casting:
- Clarisse La Rue, played by Dior Goodjohn
- Luke Castellan is played by Charlie Bushnell.
- Nancy Bobofit, played by Olivea Morton
- Virginia Kull as Sally
- As Chiron, Glynn Turman
- Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus
- Alecto, played by Megan Mullally
Gabe (Timm Sharp)
Obviously, this is not the final list of everyone who will be in the show. As time goes on, we’ll learn more about the cast. So, if you want to stay up to date, make sure you follow the right pages on Twitter and other social media apps.
When will Percy Jackson and the Olympians Release?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the show, has not been given an official release date by Disney+. And it doesn’t look like we’ll get it any time soon, since Percy Jackson and the Olympians is still being filmed and made. Based on what experts think, we might get to see Percy and his friends at the latest by 2024. Who knows, maybe we’ll get it sooner if we’re lucky. But the government hasn’t yet confirmed this.