Disney+ presented a new trailer for its original series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The epic series, based on the award-winning writer’s Disney bestseller Hyperion Rick Riordan, will make its debut with the premiere of its first two episodes on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 on Disney+ with new episodes every week.
What Percy Jackson & the Olympians is about
Percy Jackson & the Olympians tells the fantastic story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), who is getting used to his newfound divine powers when Zeus (Lance Reddick), the god of the sky, accuses him of having stolen his powerful lightning bolt. With the help of his friends Grover (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy must embark on the adventure of his life to find the lightning bolt and restore order to Olympus.
The series stars Walker Scobell (“Percy Jackson”), Leah Sava Jeffries (“Annabeth Chase”), Aryan Simhadri (“Grover Underwood”), with the special participation of notable guest artists Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hermes”), Megan Mullally (“Alecto” aka “Mrs. Dodds”), Toby Stephens (“Poseidon”), Virginia Kull (“Sally Jackson”), Jason Mantzoukas (“Dionysius” aka “Mr. D”), Jay Duplass (“Hades”), Glynn Turman (“Chiron” aka “Mr. Brunner”), Lance Reddick (“Zeus”), Adam Copeland (“Ares”), Charlie Bushnell (“Luke Castellan”), Dior Goodjohn (“Clarisse La Rue”), Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Jellyfish”), Olivea Morton (“Nancy Bobofit”), Suzanne Cryer (“Echidna”), Tim Sharp (“Gabe Ugliano”) and Timothy Omundson (“Hephaestus”).
Rick Riordan, creator of Percy Jackson, worked closely with the creative team and showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz to bring his book to life and produce a series that stayed true to his vision of these well-known and heroic characters, so beloved by millions. of readers.
Riordan, Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Rebecca Riordan, James Bobin, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström and Jet Wilkinson, and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg . The first two episodes are written by Riordan and Steinberg, and directed by James Bobin.
Worldwide, more than one hundred million copies of the Percy Jackson book series were sold.
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