Walker Scobell takes on the role of Percy Jackson in the highly anticipated Disney+ series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” Photo credit: David Bukach/Disney
Sept. 19 (UPI) — Prepare to be captivated as Disney+ unveils its latest masterpiece, the enchanting series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Unlocking the magic, Disney+ has released an intriguing teaser trailer anchored by the talented Walker Scobell.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians draws inspiration from the beloved book series by acclaimed author Rick Riordan. This extraordinary saga follows the exhilarating journey of Percy Jackson (portrayed by Scobell), a remarkable 12-year-old who soon discovers he is the demigod son of Poseidon.
The captivating trailer introduces Percy and his loyal companion Grover Underwood (played by Aryan Simhadri) as they enter the mythical realm of Camp Half-Blood. It is there that they form an unbreakable bond with the courageous Annabeth Chase (portrayed by Leah Sava Jeffries).
Thrown into a tumultuous world of divine powers and ancient prophecies, Percy finds himself confronted with a colossal challenge. He must embark on a perilous quest across America in order to recover Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and restore harmony to Olympus, as revealed in the official synopsis.
The cast of this extraordinary series also boasts the talents of Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Toby Stephens, and the late Lance Reddick.
Prior to this highly anticipated adaptation, Rick Riordan’s books were brought to life through the films Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Sea of Monsters, featuring the talented duo of Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario.
Riordan himself collaborated closely with showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz to ensure the true essence of the Percy Jackson universe is authentically captured in the Disney+ series.
Mark your calendars for the thrilling two-episode premiere of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on December 20, exclusively on Disney+.