Discover who the characters and actors of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” are
One of the most anticipated productions of the year is “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, a Disney+ series that should have its first season included in the streaming platform’s catalog on December 23, where the episodes will adapt the literary saga of the same name to the small screen. written by Rick Riordan.
Still, for the plot to take shape in its off-page version, it is necessary for the characters to be played by real actors. In this way, RECREIO gathered below who’s who in the cast of the series that has Jonathan E. Steinberg It is Dan Shotz as showrunners. Check out!
1. Walker Scobell — Percy Jackson
The protagonist will be played by Walker Scobell13-year-old actor, whose first work is the role in the film “The Adam Project” (2022), on Netflix, where the younger version of the character from Ryan Reynolds.
2. Leah Sava Jeffries — Annabeth Chase
Annabeth Chase is the demigod, daughter of Athena, who becomes responsible for helping Percy in his training at Camp Half-Blood. The character is played by Leah Sava Jeffriesactress who was in the Fox series “Empire” (2015 -) and “Rel” (2018), and in the films “The Beast” (2022) and “A Gift from Tiffany” (2022).
3. Aryan Simhadri — Grover Underwood
Aryan Simhadri will play the satyr Gover Underwood, that is, Percy Jackson’s half-human, half-goat best friend. The actor was in the cast of Doze é Demais (2022), in addition to also being present in the series “Deixa Rolar” (2019), both from Disney.
4. Jay Duplass — Hades
The God of the Underworld will come to life through the actions of Jay Duplasswho in addition to his acting career, is a well-known filmmaker, behind works such as “The Puffy Chair” (2005), “Cyrus” (2010) and “Jeff and the Armações of Destiny” (2011).
5. Toby Stephens — Poseidon
Gaining fame by playing the supervillain Gustav Graves in the film “007: Die Another Day”, Toby Stephens will be responsible for the role of Poseidon, the God of the Seas, being announced in the cast in January this year.
6. Lance Reddick — Zeus
Known for playing police officer Cedrick Daniels in the series “The Wire” and Charon in the film franchise “John Wick”, Lance Reddick played the lord of the heavens, Zeus. The actor passed away at the age of 60 on March 17, due to heart and artery disease, as reported at the time by the website TMZ (via G1).
7. Adam Copeland — Ares
Present in the series “Vikings” and “The Flash”, the actor and professional wrestler, Adam Copeland (also known by his ring name, Edge) won the role of Ares, the god of war.
8. Lin-Manuel Miranda — Hermes
The actor, composer, playwright, singer, producer and lyricist, Lin-Manuel Mirandawill be Hermes, the messenger of the gods. Lin is the name behind great soundtracks for Disney animations such as “Encanto” (2021) and “The Little Mermaid” (2023).
9. Jason Mantzoukas — Mr. D/Dionísio
The director of Camp Meio-Sangue, Mr. D/Dionísio, comes to life through the performance of Jason Mantzoukasactor who won the roles of Pimento in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2013) and Rafi in the comedy series “The League” (2009).
10. Timothy Omundson — Hephaestus
Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the gods, is the character of Timothy Omundsonactor who played Cain in the series “Supernatural” (2005) and Carlton Lassiter in the “Psych” trilogy.
In addition to them, the cast also includes Charlie Bushnell (Diary of a Future President; Wetworks) who will be Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn (Glee; Scary Club) as Clarisse LaRue, Glynn Turman (Super8; Gremlins) as interpreter of Chiron, Jessica ParkerKennedy (Flash; Black Sails) as Medusa and Virginia Kull (Big Little Lies; Twin Peaks) as Sally Jackson.
Names like Megan Mullaly (Will and Grace; Disaster Artist), Suzanne Crier (Senfield; Silicon Valley), Timm Sharp (Course: Uncertain; With Love Victor) and Olivea Morton (Angel; Better Now) were also cast to play Alecto, Equidna, Gabe Ugliano, Nancy Bobofit, respectively.