The new adaptation of Rick Riordan’s books, starring Walker Scobell as the famous teenage demigod, is expected to stream soon.
Percy Jackson and the Olympiansthe series that will adapt on Disney+ the novels of Rick Riordan centered around the teenage demigod Perseus Jackson, he certainly couldn’t do without his most famous gods. The series’ official Twitter account announced the last two major additions to the cast: Toby Stephens (Black Sails) will play the sea god Poseidon, while Lance Reddick (The Wire, John Wick) will be the lord of Olympus, Zeus. Both will support the already well-known young protagonist Walker Scobellwho posed with the two actors in the photo shared on social media.
The plot and the cast of Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which has the books’ own author Rick Riordan attached as writer and executive producer, follows Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old modern-day demigod who must deal with his supernatural powers when Zeus accuses him of stealing his thunderbolt. Thus, together with his friends Grover and Annabeth (Aryan Simhadri e Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy sets off on a journey across America to find her and restore order to Olympus.
We heard your calls all the way from Olympus. Welcome to #PercyJackson and the Olympians.
⚡️ Lance Reddick as Zeus
⚡️ Toby Stephens as Poseidon pic.twitter.com/r9LtW37znI
— Percy Jackson (@PercySeries) January 26, 2023
The other actors already announced
The cast of the series also includes Virginia Every as Percy’s mother, Sally Jackson; Glynn Turman as the hero-training centaur Chiron; Megan Mullally as Percy’s math teacher, Mrs. Dodds, aka the Alec Fury who was sent by Hades; Jason Mantzoukas as a camp counselor, Mr. D alias the Greek god Dionysus; Timm Sharp as Percy’s stepfather, Gabe Ugliano; Charlie Bushnell as the son of Hermes, Luke e Dior Goodjohn as Ares’ daughter Clarissa. We also know that lin manuel miranda will play the messenger god Hermes, Adam Copeland (aka Edge) will star as Ares and the former star of The Flash Jessica Parker Kennedy will have a guest-starring role as Medusa. Jay Duplass (seen in Industry e Transparent) e Timothy Omundson (Psych) will be respectively Adethe god of the Underworld, e Hephaestusthe god of blacksmiths and fire.
Toby Stephens and Lance Reddick’s pick: Rick Riordan’s commentary
In recent months, Percy Jackson fans had made themselves heard on social media by asking Logan Lermanwho portrayed Percy in the two films Percy Jackson & the Olympians – The Lightning Thief e Percy Jackson & the Olympians – Sea of Monsters, to play the role of Poseidon in the Disney+ series. But the actor quickly curbed his enthusiasm by declaring: “I don’t think I’m old enough.” Instead Stephens – who has plenty of experience with the ocean, having played Captain Flint in all four seasons of Black Sails – seemed better suited to wield the sea god’s trident.
In a post on his blog, Rick Riordan informed fans that Reddick and Stephens have been the last two actors of the series announced, because “the last major characters to appear in season one” (based on the book The Lightning Thief). “In all of his roles, Lance brings an aura of authority and power that makes him a perfect fit for the king of Olympus,” wrote Riordan. “As I told him when we met, he has so much gravity that it could cause the planets to go out of alignment, and when he makes his displeasure known to Percy Jackson… wow, wait until you see that scene.”
Of Stephens, Riordan added, “Toby is incredible on screen. When he delivered some of Poseidon’s iconic lines, I had chills. And he and Walker together are absolutely believable as father and son.” “Not many actors have the ability to stand face to face and convince you that they are the manifestations of the sky and the sea, that they are about to destroy each other. Lance and Toby absolutely have that divine aura,” concluded the author.
In the meantime, you can see the below primo teaser trailer Of Percy Jackson and the Olympians released by Disney + waiting to reveal the exit date.
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