Are you ready to sign up at Camp Half-Blood?
With a number of fans here at CultBox Towers, we’ve been keeping eye on the upcoming Percy Jackson television series.
Set to land on Disney+, the show promises to be a far more faithful rendition of the book series than the diminutive demigod’s two previous big screen outings.
The story follows the 12-year-old Percy Jackson who discovers that that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon.
At the recent D23 Expo event, Disney landed a teaser trailer for the show, titled Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
With an introductory warning, the young Percy Jackson walks towards his destiny at Camp Half-Blood, the training camp for demigods. The first series adapts the events of the initial book The Lightning Thief.
The show stars Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) as Percy himself, with Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as his best friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood.
Recurring guest stars include Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Dionysus and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) as the Fury Alecto.
In the wider cast, Virginia Kull plays Percy’s mom Sally, Glynn Turman is the mythological centaur Chiron and Timm Sharp plays Percy’s stepfather Gabe. Dior Goodjohn is Clarisse, daughter of the Ares, while Charlie Bushnell plays Luke, son of Hermes.
The pilot for Percy Jackson and the Olympians has been directed by James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords). The showrunners are Jon Steinberg (Black Sails) and Dan Shotz.
There’s no release date for the show yet – Rick Riordan suggests 2024 – but we’ll keep you posted.