Disney Plus has already begun casting for the actor who will star in the new Percy Jackson series
The author of ” Percy Jackson & the Olympians”, Rick Riordan, announced that the Star Search holder series Percy Jackson in Disney Plus has begun, and we bring you all the details in Truth News.
“The casting process is now in its early stages, which means we have brought in talent agencies for an actor to play Percy Jackson .” wrote on his website.
According to Riordan, the team is looking for an actor who can “play all 12 (age).” The plan is to make the character age as the series progresses through its five seasons, like in the five books it is based on.
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Riordan also noted that this is a “preliminary search” and that there is a long way to go before decisions are made regarding the Percy Jackson series’ lead and the rest of the cast.
The series also seeks to cast the character of Grover the satyr and Annabeth Chase, daughter of the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, Athena. However, those audition processes have yet to begin. Riordan said those decisions will be based on the choice of the protagonist.
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Logan Lerman gave life to Percy Jackson in the first live-action adaptation.
Riordan also stressed that the casting is not specific to any ethnic group and that “we are looking for the best person who can embody the character we all know and love from the books.”
The casting team will follow Disney company policy, which reads, “We are committed to diverse and inclusive casting. For each role, submit qualified artists, regardless of disability, gender, race and ethnicity, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity “.
Written by Riordan, Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a five-book series that follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, the son of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, as he battles the forces of the Titan Kronos.
To do this, he has his allies from Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods. Throughout the series, he encounters heroes and villains from Greek mythology, including the Minotaur, the Oracle, Atlas, Daedalus, Hades, Zeus, and Area, among others.
The books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have spawned several sequel and spin-off book series. The Heroes of Olympus continues the story of Percy and his friends, introducing the Romans to the Greek gods, while The Kane Chronicles and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard are based on Egyptian and Norse mythologies, respectively.
This won’t be the first time Percy Jackson has been portrayed in live-action. Logan Lerman played the hero in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Both were moderately successful at the box office but received mixed reviews for deviating from the books which led to the Percy Jackson series project