Disney+ has released the official trailer for “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series. Adapted from Rick Riordan’s beloved book series, the series stars Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri with Scobell in the title role. Jeffries and Simhadri star as his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood.
The inaugural season centers around the storyline of the first book, “The Lightning Thief.” As 12-year-old Percy (Scobell) grapples with his newfound powers, the mighty sky god Zeus (portrayed by the late Lance Reddick) accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt. Assisted by Grover and Annabeth, Percy embarks on an epic quest to recover the bolt and restore balance to Olympus.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will hit Disney+, December 20. The series will kick off with two episodes, followed by weekly releases, watch the trailer below.
Also starring in the series are Glynn Turman as Mr. Brunner aka Chironm Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes and Megan Mullally as Alecto/Mrs. Dodds. Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson, Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus/Mr. D, and Jay Duplass as Hades. Adam Copeland as Ares, Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue, and Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa. Finalizing the cast are Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit, Suzanne Cryer as Echidna, Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano, and Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus.
Unlike the previous film adaptations, Riordan has been intricately involved in shaping the series. He co-wrote the first two episodes alongside fellow executive producer Jon Steinberg (known for “Black Sails” and “The Old Man”), while the first two episodes were directed by James Bobin.
The show is helmed by showrunners Steinberg and Dan Shotz, with executive production by Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg, Bert Salke, James Bobin, Jim Rowe, Monica Owusu-Breen, Anders Engström, and Jet Wilkinson. Filming concluded earlier in the year, preceding the current writers and actors strikes.