Disney+’s Percy Jackson Series Finally Casts Its Lead

On April 11, Disney+ revealed who will star as the titular role in the streamer's upcoming Percy Jackson series. Get the details below!

By Jillian Fabiano Apr 11, 2022 8:54 PMTags
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Our favorite Greek demigod is back! 

On April 11, Disney+ announced that Walker Scobell will star as the titular character in the streamer's upcoming live action series Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The adventure series—which is based on the best-selling book series by author Rick Riordan—follows 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy, "who's just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt," according to the series' description. "Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus."

Scobell is known for his role as young Adam Reed in Netflix's Ryan Reynolds-led film, The Adam Project and will appear in Paramount Pictures' superhero film Secret Headquarters, hitting theaters later this year.

Production will begin this summer, twelve years after the release of the first Percy Jackson film starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson and Alexandra Daddario.

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Much like in the book series, Scobell's Percy will be "a smart and compassionate kid with a sharp sense of humor," Disney+ teased. "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," the description continues, "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."

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We'd go into the sea of monsters if it meant we could get this series sooner! 

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