Watch: Full trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians
James R | On 16, Nov 2023
“Perseus… That’s me.” That’s the sound of Percy Jackson coming to our screens in a whole new incarnation – and a new trailer gives us a closest look so far at the Disney+ series.
Created by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg, Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) a 12-year-old modern demigod who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The star-studded cast includes Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hermes), Megan Mullally (Alecto aka Mrs. Dodds), Toby Stephens (“Poseidon”), Jason Mantzoukas (Dionysus aka Mr. D), Jay Duplass (Hades) and the late Lance Reddick (“Zeus”). You can see them in action on 20th December, when the first two of eight episodes arrive together – followed by new episodes weekly.
Here’s the new video:
Watch: First trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians
19th September 2023
Percy Jackson bolts back onto our screens this December, and a new teaser trailer gives us a first look at the Disney+ series.
Based on the bestselling books by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians follows Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) a 12-year-old modern demigod who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.
The epic eight-episode series features exciting guest stars, some of which can be seen in this teaser trailer, including Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hermes”), Megan Mullally (“Alecto” aka “Mrs. Dodds”), Toby Stephens (“Poseidon”), Virginia Kull (“Sally Jackson”), Jason Mantzoukas (“Dionysus” aka “Mr. D”), Jay Duplass (“Hades”), Glynn Turman (“Chiron” aka “Mr. Brunner”), the late Lance Reddick (“Zeus”), Adam Copeland (“Ares”), Charlie Bushnell (“Luke Castellan”), Dior Goodjohn (“Clarisse La Rue”), Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Medusa”), Olivea Morton (“Nancy Bobofit”), Suzanne Cryer (“Echidna”), Timm Sharp (“Gabe Ugliano”), Timothy Omundson (“Hephaestus”).
You can see them in action on 20th December, when the series with two episodes dropping together before new episodes arrive weekly. The first two episodes are written by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg and directed by James Bobin. Steinberg and Dan Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Bert Salke, The Gotham Group’s Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström and Jet Wilkinson.
Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas join Disney+ Percy Jackson series
11th June 2022
Megan Mullally and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast of the Percy Jackson series in the works at Disney+.
The live-action series is based on the best-selling books by Rick Riordan, who has penned the first episode alongside Jon Steinberg (Black Sails), with James Bobin (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) directing. Steinberg is overseeing the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz.
The show will tell the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now, Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.
Mullally (Will & Grace) will aka Mrs Dodds, Percy’s strict, irascible math teacher – who is also Alecto, one of the three Furies who loyally serve Hades, the god of the underworld.
Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play Mr D, aka Dionysus, the sarcastic person who runs Camp Half Blood, a camp for the demigods.
Also joining the series is Virginia Kull Kull (NOS4A2, Big Little Lies) as Sally Jackson, Percy’s loving, protective mother who raised him knowing that one day she’ll have to give him up to the world of the Olympian gods.
Glynn Turman (The Wire, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) has been cast as Percy’s Latin teacher Mr. Brunner, aka, Chiron, the famed centaur and trainer of heroes who provides him with moral guidance.
And Timm Sharp (Enlightened) will play Gabe Ugliano, Percy’s stepfather and Sally’s selfish, brash husband.
They join Walker Scobell in the lead role of Percy, alongside Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries as his friends, Grover and Annabeth.
Production on the series is now underway in Vancouver.
Disney+ officially orders Percy Jackson series
3rd February 2022
Disney has officially given the green light to a new Percy Jackson series for Disney+.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is based on – and closely aligned with – the best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan. Riordan and Jon Steinberg (“Black Sails,” FX’s upcoming “The Old Man”) will write the pilot with James Bobin (“The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”) directing. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz.
Steinberg and Shotz will also serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by 20th Television.
Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live-action series will tell the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now, Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.
Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said, Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said, “With Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz leading our creative team, we’re deep into creating a compelling TV series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of Percy Jackson readers know are well-worth caring about, and we’re eager to invite Disney+ audiences into stories that are true to the blockbuster franchise and full of anticipation, humor, surprise, and mystery.”
Added 20th Television President Karey Burke, “Bringing Rick Riordan’s brilliant Percy Jackson books to Disney+ as a television series has been a mission for so many of us at this company as well as for Rick himself, and Jon, Dan, James and the excellent team they have assembled have proven to be the perfect collaborators. Thanks to our friends at Disney Branded Television led by Ayo, and Disney Streaming led by Michael, this will be an adaptation for the ages, with all the excitement, action and mythology fans of the books expect and love.”
“The opportunity to deliver a new fantastical series based on the bestselling book franchise to audiences around the world is thrilling and we look forward to what our partners at 20th Television, Disney Branded Television and the ingenious Rick Riordan have in store for demigods everywhere.” said Michael Paull, president of Disney Streaming.
Casting for the series is now underway.
Percy Jackson series in the works at Disney+
15th May 2020
Percy Jackson is headed to Disney+, with a new series based on the books in the works.
The novels, written by Rick Riordan, following Perseus “Percy” Jackson, just your normal, average team… until he discovers that he’s actually a demigod – the son of Greek god Poseidon, no less. The premise will be familiar to anyone over the age of 10, with Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters adapted into feature films in the early 2010s, with Logan Lerman in the lead.
Both of those films hailed from Fox and grossed more than $400 million worldwide. Now, with Disney having acquired Fox, and with the House of Mouse on the hunt for content it can bring to its Netflix rivalling Disney+, Percy’s popping up again.
It’s a ripe choice of franchise to adapt, with several more books unadapted in the series, including The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian. While no one connected to the feature outings has been announced as being involved, Riordan himself is.
He made the announcement on Twitter last night, alongside his wife, Becky.
“We can’t say much more at this stage but we are very excited about the idea of a live-action series of the highest quality,” he commented. “Following the storyline of the original Percy Jackson five-book series, starting with The Lightning Thief in season one. Rest assured that Becky and I will be involved in person in every aspect of the show.”
Pssst. Hey, demigods . . . pic.twitter.com/7ep4aeyS3I
— Rick Riordan (@rickriordan) May 14, 2020