The iconic Empire States Building in New York, lit up blue in the colours of Disney+ to celebrate the birthday of “Percy Jackson”.

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 Empire State Building is a major location in the book/series, as twice a year, the Olympian gods and goddesses will meet for the winter and summer solstices. There is a hidden 600th floor, which is a doorway to Olympus and is protected by a security guard.

 

Check out this video of the classic building all lit up in the Disney+ colours:

Walker Scobell will be playing the role of Percy Jackson, with Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s “Spin”) and Leah Sava Jeffries (“Empire”) will play Percy’s friends Grover and Annabeth.

Disney also released a new image of the trio to celebrate the birthday!

Filming for the first season of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is currently underway in Vancouver, Canada.

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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