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‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Takes ILM Virtual Production Route (Exclusive)

Upcoming Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians is taking the virtual production route. The 20th Television series, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels, has started production in Vancouver and will be the first project to be made on Industrial Light & Magic’s newly built StageCraft LED stage, which features a 95-foot LED screen. “The story of […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Author Condemns Racist Attacks on Leah Sava Jeffries Casting

The author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series — and executive producer of the upcoming Disney+ series based on the books — has spoken out against racist backlash directed at one of the show’s actors. In a blog post, Rick Riordan condemned social media trolls who have complained that Leah Sava Jeffries, […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Disney+ Series Casts 2 Key Roles

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series at Disney+ has cast two more of its young heroes. Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire, Rel) and Aryan Simhadri (Disney+’s Cheaper by the Dozen) will star with Walker Scobell in the show based on author Rick Riordan’s novel series. They’ll play Percy’s close friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood. […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Series at Disney+ Casts Walker Scobell in Title Role

Disney+ has found its Percy Jackson. Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) has landed the title role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a series adaptation of author Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels. Riordan, an executive producer of the series, announced the news Monday morning on his website. “Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who […]

‘Percy Jackson’ Series a Go at Disney+

Percy Jackson is getting a new life at Disney+. The streaming platform has given a series order to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on author Rick Riordan’s best-selling series of novels. The project has been in development since May 2020. “The wait is over, demigods,” Riordan said in a video announcing the series pickup. […]