Disney is currently filming the new series for Disney+, “Percy Jackson And The Olympians”, in Vancouver in Canada.
Based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The new series will star Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, along with Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries. At the recent D23 Expo event, a first-look trailer was released for the Disney+ series.
Variety has revealed that Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy have joined the cast of the new series.
Suzanne Cryer, will be playing the role of Echidna, The Mother of Monsters. The character is said to be “dangerous, intimidating, and strangely maternal. She enjoys her task of challenging heroes and will test Percy’s faith in the gods.” She has previously starred in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and ABC’s “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.”
Jessica Parker Kennedy will be playing the role of Medusa, the infamous gorgon. Per her official character description, Medusa is “wronged by the gods and bitter. Medusa lives in isolation until travellers stumble on her emporium. She is welcoming to some and a threat to others.” She has previously starred in the FX series, “The Old Man”, and in DC’s “The Flash”.
And Adam Copeland will play the role of Ares, the god of War, who is described as “handsome in a wicked way and arrogant, despite not always being the sharpest tool in the shed. He loves conflict and acts as an agent of chaos wherever he goes.” Adam Copeland is better known as the WWE Hall Of Famer, Edge, along with appearing in “Vikings” and DC’s “The Flash”.
Also starring in the series are Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Timm Sharp, as well as Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell, and Olivea Morton.
Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as writers of the pilot, and James Bobin will direct. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg.
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