The highly anticipated adaptation of Rick Riordian’s blockbuster book series arrives for Christmas.
The show adapts the bestselling book series for the streamer, beginning with the first novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson’s creator Rick Riordan is hands-on with this telling of his tale, and has co-written the first two episodes as well as being an executive producer on the series.
Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) leads the series as Percy, with Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as his best friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood.
In the wider guest cast, we can also expect to see Lin-Manuel Miranda, Megan Mullally, Toby Stephens, Virginia Kull, Jason Mantzoukas, Jay Duplass, Glynn Turman, Adam Copeland, Charlie Bushnell, Dior Goodjohn, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Olivea Morton, Suzanne Cryer, Timm Sharp, Timothy Omundson and the late Lance Reddick.
Here’s the premise for the series:
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians 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.
While still giving away very little, the latest teaser give a few brief glimpses of the young heroes in action.
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Disney+ have also confirmed that the show will debut with a double-episode premiere. Subsequent instalments will follow weekly.
Back in March, Rick Riordan was talking up the potential for a season two, adapting Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. Of course, the ongoing US writers and actors strikes will doubtless impact its development. We’ll keep you posted.