Post-production is currently underway on the upcoming Disney+ Original series, “Percy Jackson And The Olympians”, which is 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. Also starring in the series are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lance Reddick, Toby Stephens, Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy, along with Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Jay Duplass, Timothy Omundson, and Timm Sharp, as well as Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell, and Olivea Morton.
We now have confirmation from Aryan Simhadri, who plays Grover in the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, has shared an image on his social media, confirming that the series will consist of eight episodes and will be coming to Disney+ in 2024. So it’s going to be a little longer until we see this new show on our screens.
Writing on the second season started earlier this year, but now due to the writer’s strike, script work has now been paused.
Back at the D23 Expo in September, a brand new sneak peek was shown from the series, which at the time, had only just recently started filming.
Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg are serving as writers on the series, and James Bobin will direct 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.
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