• Sat. Sep 24th, 2022

Check out the first look at the new Percy Jackson series

ByMary M. Ward

Sep 11, 2022

Percy Jackson is being rebooted on the Disney+ platform, and we are discovering the new series adapted from the popular books.

By Mark McKee | Posted

For the past two decades, books for young adults and children have been a treasure trove of content for movies and TV shows. All of The hunger Games and Harry Potter at Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Chronicles of Narnia, there is no shortage of films adapted from youth and youth fiction. One of the most popular book series that has yet to find consistent screen success is the story of Percy Jackson and his discovery that he is a demigod, as the son of a Olympian god of ancient Greece. Disney+ is in charge of transforming the franchise by bringing Jackson and his fellow Greek god allies to the small screen with a new series. Fans were treated to a new first To look at Percy Jackson and the Olympians among the many trailers and fan announcements at D23.

The trailer consists of a narration by Percy Jackson, warning others who might believe they are a half-blood (half human, half Greek god) to stay away and believe whatever their parents tell them. said. He warns that if they start to suspect who they are, they will sense it too. He alludes to the idea that if they come out as half-bloods, they will become targets for enemies seeking to destroy any offspring of the gods of Mount Olympus. The trailer sees Percy Jackson walking through Camp Halfblood, passing signs for archery and other skills typically mastered by demigods. He is stared at by other half-breeds who watch him walk alone in a berth with the symbol of his father, the god of the ocean, Poseidon.

The series was tasked with launching a slew of beloved characters, including a trinity of child heroes similar to Harry, Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter. The first character they had to master was the titular hero, Percy Jackson. The young boy whose father left him before he could remember and whose mother married a man with an awful smell. The boy later discovers that his father was Poseidon and that the stinky stepfather was his mother’s attempt to mask his scent from those who would harm him. Casting Jackson had to be someone young enough to pull off a hero in college, but talented enough to pull off an entire series. They landed on young Walker Scobell, known for convincingly playing a younger version of Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix hit, The Adam Project.

The rest of the cast see Percy Jackson’s close friend Annabeth Chase, played by Leah Jeffries, who recently played Idris Elba’s daughter in The beast. Annabeth is Athena’s daughter and knew who she was at a much younger age. Their adorable satyr sidekick, Grover, is played by Aryan Simhadri, known for several Disney productions, including Cheaper by the dozen and Trevor the Musical. Other cast members include Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Virginia Kull. In addition to this adaptation, a proposed Netflix adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s other series, The Kane Chroniclesbased on Egyptian mythology, brought him out of his impending retirement.