Disney+ Casts Lead for Percy Jackson and the Olympians


Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) has been tapped to play the titular role in Disney+’s fantastical live-action series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

The series is based on and aligned with Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by Rick Riordan. A Disney Branded Television series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, and will go into production this summer.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the story of a 12-year-old modern demigod 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 has to travel across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.

Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as writers of the pilot episode, and James Bobin will direct. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz.