Disney+ announced on Thursday (2) the start of filming on “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, a new streaming series based on the works of Rick Riordan. Also directed by the author, great expectations are under the new show, which will surely be very faithful to the books – that’s what fans expect.
Riordan also made a point of speaking out and, when posting a photo of the director’s chair, joked: “Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?”. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series has a total of five books and has been on The New York Times bestseller list since the first book was released in 2005.
According to information from collider, the first season will be inspired by the book The Lightning Thief and will have eight episodes. Living the main character will be Walker Sobell, who debuted on screen with Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s “Project Adam”. By his side, Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries complete the famous trio of demigods. New names were also announced in the adult cast, including Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally and Timm Sharp.
There is currently no release date set for “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”. Check out the series synopsis below.
“The live-action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who is starting to come to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning. Now Percy must travel across America to find him and restore order to Olympus.”
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