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The Disney Plus Percy Jackson series casts Walker Scobell as the lead

Walker Scobell at the world premiere of Adam Project.

Walker Scobell at The Adam Project world premiere.
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Wake up demigods! Disney+ found theirs leading actor for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series one The Adam Project‘s Walker Scobell, reports diversity.

The series follows 12-year-old Percy Jackson (Scobell), a modern-day demigod who after discovering his descent from a Greek deity, he must embark on an adventure to find the sky god Zeus’ master lightning bolt after he dies accused of stealing the valuable possession. In the form of the classic Jackson hero’s journey travels across the United States with a few allies as they attempt to restore balance to Olympus.

In a post on his website Percy Jackson and the Olympians Author Rick Riordan revealed the casting news and explained how Scobell fit into the snappy hero’s bill. “It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect blend of comedic timing, sweetness, rebellion, bite and heroism to embody our hero, Percy Jackson,” said Riordan.

Future casting news for the rest of the Camp Half-Blood crew doesn’t seem far off as Riordan revealed that the other two leads played by Annabeth Chase (a daughter of the Greek goddess Athena) and Grover Underwood (a satyr) ” receive”. is nearing completion and announcement.”

This series will be a fresh one Start for fans of the popular book series. While others YA Fantasy series like Harry Potter had great movies Percy Jackson has, uh, not. During the many changes and strange decisions of 2010 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief weren’t as bad as impede a sequel is being made, the fans have expressed disappointment in the film versions. Even Riordan believed the whole movie should have been censored to “two hours blank screen.

The series pilot will be written by Riordan and Jon Steinberg, with James Bobin (The Muppets) directing. Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shotz (Black sails) will oversee the series and also act as executive producers. Production on the series begins this summer in Vancouver at 20th Television.

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