Last year it was announced that a new Disney+ series based on the popular book series “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” was being made.
Today, the books author and executive producer of the new series has announced that the casting process is now in its earliest stages, which means they have put out a casting call to the talent agencies for an actor to play Percy Jackson.
This is a preliminary search and they are looking for an actor who can “play 12.” That allows for a range in the actual age of the actor, but the goal is to stay true to the original story and have Percy’s character age from 12 to 16 over the course of the TV series, which will hopefully run for five seasons, if the Disney+ is successful.
Currently they are only casting for the character of Percy Jackson and haven’t started looking for people to play other characters like Annabeth and Grover.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.