Today, filming has begun in Vancouver, Canada, on the upcoming Disney+ Original series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”.
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 series will star Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) as Percy Jackson, with Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s “Spin”) and Leah Sava Jeffries (“Empire”) playing Percy’s friends Grover and Annabeth.
James Bobin is directing the pilot, and he has shared an image of the first day of filming.
And Percy Jackson’s creator Rick Riordan also shared an image of his producer’s chair on the set.
Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?
Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as writers of the pilot. 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.
No release date has yet been announced for the show, but with filming only just beginning today, there are still months of filming ahead, plus months of post-production.
Are you looking forward to the new “Percy Jackson” Disney+ series?
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