“Percy Jackson And The Olympians” Wraps Filming
One of the most eagerly anticipated upcoming Disney+ Original series is “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.
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.
Becky Riordan, who is one of the executive producers on the show and the wife of the creator, took to social media to confirm that filming on the show has now wrapped, which began in June 2022.
Today is the day! While layoff/wrap notices are really none of your business unless you are the one issuing or receiving, I am lowering boundaries for those of you who were respectfully curious.
With wrapping on the series coming to a close, it doesn’t necessarily mean the show is ready to be released, as there will be lots of visual effects to be added,, editing plus potential reshoots, so it might not arrive on Disney+ until the end of the year or potentially in 2024. This is why Becky took to social media to try to keep fans’ expectations in check:
All the wishful thinking today! Wrap does NOT equal done. If only I had your enthusiasm and magical thinking I would wrap the housework and the tax prep!
Back at the D23 Expo in September, a short teaser trailer of the new series was revealed:
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