Walker Scobell has been hired as Percy Jackson in the forthcoming Disney rendition of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Adam Project actor will play Percy Jackson in the forthcoming Disney+ miniseries, which will premiere next year. Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson discovers that he is the half-god offspring of the Greek deity Poseidon and a present demi-god. In an official statement, he is characterized as:
“A smart and compassionate kid with a sharp sense of humor. He’s always seen himself as an outsider, in no small part because of how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s impulsive and rambunctious and is quick to anger when things seem unfair to him. But beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and loyal friend who just wants to do right by those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.”
The Series Will Follow The Lightning Thief
A new Television show is adapting the first book in the trilogy, The Lightning Thief, which follows Percy Jackson and his pals as they journey across the United States to defend his reputation after he is suspected of taking Zeus’s mighty master lightning bolt—all of that while dealing with his recently found demi-god heritage. For the first time this year, Scobell appeared on the big screen with Ryan Reynolds in Netflix’s Adam Project.
For Netflix, the film was a huge hit, racking up over 92 million hours of viewing time in its first weekend alone. He will next star in the succeeding picture by Paramount Secret Headquarters, which is presently shooting and is planned to debut in cinemas on August 5.
There Are 5 Books In The Franchise
The Sea of Monsters, The Lightning Thief, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian, and The Titan’s Curse are all part of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, which was first published in 2005. Additionally, there were multiple copycats as well as a follow-up miniseries called Heroes of Olympus, which featured a different cast of key characters and revisited favorites from the original series.
The story follows the world-saving adventures of Percy Jackson and the Olympians as he and his pals traverse both mortal and divine realms. There has already been a film adaptation of the first two novels in Riordan’s acclaimed saga, which were released in 2010 and 2013.
Disney commissioned the show based on Riordan’s novels later in January 2022, and Riordan wrote the season premiere alongside Jon Steinberg, who would also serve as showrunner together with his production associate Dan Shotz on the program.
James Bobin will oversee the first segment. Monica Owusu-Breen, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Jim Rowe, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, D.J. Goldberg, and, Jeremy Bell will also participate as executive producers. In February, Riordan said that filming on the show would begin on June 1st, 2022.