Recently, Disney Plus announced which are the actors who have been playing the characters Poseidon and Zeus in the series Percy Jackson and the olympians. Rick Riordan, author of the book collection, had already teased in previous interviews that the cast was closed, but streaming decided to keep some of the names involved confidential.
In this way, through the project’s official accounts on social networks, it was possible to discover that the role of Poseidon, Percy’s father, fell to Toby Stephens and Zeus got Lance Reddick. It is worth remembering that many fans wanted to see Logan Lerman playing Poseidon, given that, in the film adaptations of Percy Jackson, it was this actor who gave life to the protagonist previously.
From left to right: Lance Reddick, Walker Scobell and Toby Stephens. (Instagram/Disney Plus/Playback)Source: Instagram/Disney Plus
Despite these considerations, the choices seem to have been well received by a good part of the public that awaits the premiere of the series with anticipation. In this context, it is important to highlight that Toby Stephens is a very experienced artist, with several credits in both film and television.
Among his characters, there is the villain of 007: A New Day to Die (2002) and also John Robinson, from the series Lost in Spacefrom Netflix, which he played between 2018 and 2021. Lance Reddick already has important credits in the films of the franchise John Wick playing the controversial Charon and a breakout role in the Oscar-nominated One Night in Miami…from Amazon Prime Video.
Percy Jackson and the olympians: check out more details of the Disney Plus series
In addition to Stephens and Reddick, the Disney Plus series will also feature Walker Scobell in the role of Percy Jackson, Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood, who are part of the trio of protagonists.
However, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes, Megan Mullally as Alecto, Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa, Ryan Cowie as Chaperone, Jason Gray-Stanford as Maron and Threnody Tsai as Sarah are still involved.
According to what has been disclosed so far, Season 1 is expected to focus on the events described in the novel. The Lightning Thief. Thus, at this first moment, it is likely that the participation of Stephens and Reddick will be more timid. However, it is important to emphasize that they are two very important characters for the unfolding of the narrative.
When will the series be released?
Leah Jeffries, Walker Scobell and Aryan Simhadri portrayed as Annabeth, Percy and Grover, respectively. (Instagram/Disney Plus/Playback)Source: Instagram/Disney Plus
Percy Jackson and the olympians has not yet had a premiere date set by the streaming platform. Despite this, it is believed that the series will officially launch on Disney Plus in the first quarter of 2024. Through the official Instagram, it is possible to follow behind-the-scenes details of the production.
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