Disney held a special world premiere event for the highly anticipated Disney+ Original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Wednesday evening. The Met served as a key location in the series and was used for the premiere to immerse guests in the world of Percy Jackson.

Based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” follows Percy Jackson on a dangerous quest. Outrunning monsters and outwitting gods, he must journey across America to return Zeus’ master bolt and stop an all-out war. After losing his mother, Percy is sheltered at Camp Half-Blood, a sanctuary for demigod children. He must prove himself and confront his origins once he discovers he too is a demigod, and will take off into the perils of pursuing enemies in search of the Underworld. With the help of his quest mates Annabeth and Grover, Percy’s journey will lead him closer to the answers he seeks: how to fit into a world where he feels out of place, if he’ll ever see his mother again, and if he can ever find out who he’s destined to be.

In attendance at the event were series stars Walker Scobell (Percy Jackson), Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth Chase), and Aryan Simhadri (Grover Underwood), as well as the series’ creative team, including executive producer and author of the book series, Rick Riordan, executive producer and co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, executive producers Dan Shotz, Rebecca Riordan, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, D.J. Goldberg, Jeremy Bell, Jim Rowe, Anders Engstrom, Craig Silverstein, and co-executive producer Joe Tracz.

Series guest stars Adam Copeland, Jason Mantzoukas, Timothy Omundson, Suzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Olivea Morton, Azriel Dalman, and recurring stars Charlie Bushnell, Dior Goodjohn, Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Timm Sharp, were also among many distinguished guests.

Introductions to the screening were made by Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television; Karey Burke, president, 20th Television; Rick Riordan and Rebecca Riordan.

Here are some photos from the event:

The original series will premiere on Disney+ with two episodes on Wednesday, 20th December 2023, followed by a new episode being released weekly.

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