The New Face of Percy Jackson


G. Cruz

Percy Jackson hasn’t been seen on screen in over a decade, but Disney+ is about to change that. Percy Jackson will not only appear on Disney+, but he and his fellow Olympians will also have their own series on the streaming service. Thus that’s what we’ve learned so far.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was released in 2010 and was followed by Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters in 2013. Both films were based on Rick Riordan’s young adult literature. Those novels, set in the mid-2000s, followed the narrative of Percy Jackson, a young boy who finds he is Poseidon’s demigod son (meaning he was the child of a human and a Greek god). He also discovers that other demigods, like himself, visit Camp Half-Blood on Long Island, where he meets his fellow Olympians, all of whom have distinct abilities and accompany him on his adventures.

Riordan is co-writing the upcoming Disney+ series with Jon Steinberg. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series will be directed by James Bobin, who also directed The Muppets. While the script of the first episode has yet to be released, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is the first novel in the Percy Jackson series, and it follows Percy and his pals on a mission to clear his reputation when Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt. As a result, it’s probable that the series may go into that plot.

You might remember the young kid who has been cast to play Percy Jackson in the new series if you saw The Adam Project on Netflix, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Garner. Walker Scobell, who portrayed young Adam in the Netflix film, has been cast as the young demigod in the Disney+ series, according to Variety.

“We were fortunate enough to audition Walker months before that movie came out,” Riordan said on his website, “but the film only confirmed what we already knew about his talent.” “It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.”

While no further cast members have been disclosed, Riordan told Entertainment Weekly that the other two stars, Annabeth and Grover, are close to being cast. While the new Percy Jackson series was ordered by Disney+ in January 2022, there is no information on when it will premiere on the streaming channel.

You can watch both of the Percy Jackson movie adaptations, which starred Logan Lerman as Percy, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover, and Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, while you wait for the new Percy Jackson series to arrive on Disney+. Riordan’s website also has Camp Half-Blood quizzes, activities, and other details about the next series.