Meet the stars of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+
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While Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series was spun off into two movies in 2010 and 2013, fans have been clamoring for a remake ever since. They get their wish in the new Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Today, Disney+ announced that it has cast all three lead roles: Walker Scobell as Percy, Aryan Simhadri as Grover, and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth.
The book series, inspired by Greek and Roman mythology and following young demigods, was a huge success, starting with the original 5 books and branching out into series with overlapping characters, including The Heroes of Olympus and The Trials of Apollo. They made Riordan one of the biggest names in kidlit, and since then he has not only written other popular series, but also launched the Rick Riordan Presents line. Rick Riordan Presents features other authors writing books inspired by the mythology of their own culture, and they’ve also been hugely successful.
Fans will be eager to see how the beloved series translates into a TV show. The series will be directed by James Bobin and the pilot was written by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg. Filming will begin soon in Vancouver, but there is no date yet for the start of the broadcast.
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