Demigods, get set, go! Disney+ adaptation of the beloved Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels by Rick Riordan took the chance to announce that production for the TV series is already finished. The lead actor, Walker Scobell dived underwater while telling us “That’s a wrap”. With nothing left but for the show to have its proper premiere, fans of the titular character are eager to see him come to life on television.
That's a wrap demigods 🎬
Season 1 of #PercyJackson and the Olympians has officially finished production! (And @walkerscobell3 is totally fine with it) pic.twitter.com/xEY7IYXbMg
— Percy Jackson (@PercySeries) February 3, 2023
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The Lightning Thief fans have waited for so long to watch this new series and it’s high time Percy Jackson graces us with his demigod presence. The show was initially announced in 2020 and began production immediately in June 2022 after being greenlit by Disney+.
The famous Rick Riordan novels had 8 months to create the first season and earlier this week, production wrapped up. Disney hasn’t made any announcement regarding its debut but it was reportedly slated for release in late 2023 or early 2024. However, we’re going to have to take this information with a grain of salt. Even though filming is done, we just might have to wait for a few more months before we get to see Percy, Anna, and Grover uncover the truth and the mysteries of the Greek Gods’ existence on Earth.
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Unlike the movies (Sorry Logan Lerman), the TV series will be true to the books. Percy Jackson is a 12-year-old in the novels, which makes Walker Scobell (13) the perfect casting.
Scobell will also be joined by some of these actors and actresses to complete the first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
- Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson)
- Leah Jeffries (Annabeth Chase)
- Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood)
- Adam Copeland (Ares)
- Lance Reddick (Zeus)
- Toby Stephens (Poseidon)
- Jessica Parker Kennedy (Medusa)
- Megan Mullally (Alecto)
- Jason Mantzoukas (Dionysus)
- Suzanne Cryer (Echidna)
- Jay Duplass (Hades)
- Timothy Omundson (Hephaestus)
- Glynn Turman (Chiron a.k.a Mr. Brunner)
- Charlie Bushnell (Luke Castellan)
- Olivea Morton (Nancy Bobofit)
- Tim Sharp (Gabe Ugliano)
- Dior Goodjohn (Clarisse La Rue)
- Virginia Kull (Sally Jackson)
- Simon Chin
The author of the books, Rick Riordan, will be joining Joe Steinberg as the main writer and will follow mostly how the novels went. Percy Jackson will also be directed by James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass). There is not much information but the whole production crew of Percy Jackson is optimistic the show will immediately get a season 2 right after its premiere. It wouldn’t be surprising as there are literally millions who are waiting for this project to happen. Disney, make it happen!
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