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Disney+ has released the official trailer for its “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, starring Walker Scobell as the titular 12-year-old boy, Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood.
The official logline reads, “‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson (Scobell), 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 (Simhadri) and Annabeth (Jeffries), Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.”
The action-adventure fantasy series is produced by Disney’s 20th Television. “Percy Jackson” author Rick Riordan co-wrote the pilot of the show with Jon Steinberg, while James Bobin directs. The three serve as executive producers with Dan Shotz, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldbeg and Riordan’s wife Rebecca Riordan.
In October, Variety exclusively reported that Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer and Jessica Parker Kennedy have joined the cast of the series. Copeland plays Ares, god of War; Cryer guest stars as Echidna, The Mother of Monsters; and Kennedy plays Medusa, the infamous gorgon. The guest star cast also includes Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell, Olivea Morton, Jay Duplass, Lance Reddick and Timothy Omundson.
Disney+’s “Percy Jackson” series is based on Riordan’s beloved young-adult fantasy book series, which consists of five novels. The book series was previously adapted into two films, 2010’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and 2013’s “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” with Logan Lerman in the title role.
The eight-episode first season of “Percy Jackson” is scheduled to premiere Dec. 20. See the full trailer and new first look images below.
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