The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series has found its Ares, Echidna and Medusa.
Variety reports that Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer and Jessica Parker Kennedy have joined the cast of the Percy Jackson series at the Disney Plus streaming service. The three actors have been cast as Ares, Echidna and Medusa, respectively. Production on the series is currently underway.
Who else is on board?
Walker Scobell is leading the cast of the Percy Jackson series as the titular demigod. Leah Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri are co-starring as his best friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood. The full cast also includes Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell and Olivea Morton.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows Walker Scobell’s Percy Jackson as he ventures across America in search of Zeus’s lost lightning bolt, having been accused of stealing it himself. Percy is a demigod, the son of Greek god Poseidon, who unites with other demigods in Camp Half-Blood.
The first official trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians made its debut during Disney’s D23 Expo, giving fans a sneak peek at the series. It’s the second adaptation of the Percy Jackson books after a film series that starred Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson.
Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan wrote the pilot of the Disney Plus series alongisde Jon Steinberg, with James Bobin directing. Steinberg is also overseeing the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. It is being produced under 20th Television for Disney Plus.
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