found the protagonist of the new Disney Plus series

The cast of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a television project based on the famous saga of fantasy novels by Rick Riordan, begins to take shape. From the American portal Deadlinein fact, we learn how the protagonist of the new Disney Plus series was officially found.

Found the protagonist of Percy Jackson and the Olympians

This is Walker Scobella very young actor recently seen in the Netflix movie The Adam Project assieme a Ryan Reynolds. He will therefore take on the role of Percy, a 12-year-old boy intelligent and compassionate, who turns out to be a demigod. While still struggling with his new supernatural powers, the sky god, Zeus, accuses him of stealing his lightning bolt. Percy will have to cross America to find him and restore order to Olympus.

The writer of the novels enthusiastically commented on the casting of the actor, explaining how he impressed everyone with his auditions, perfectly embodying the spirit of the young Percy.

The pilot of the series will be written by Riordan himself and Jason Steinberg, while James Robin will direct it. Filming will begin this summerbut Disney hasn’t set a specific launch window yet.

We remind you that Percy Jackson had a film adaptation in 2010 (based on the first book of the saga, The Lightning Thief), then followed by a film in 2013 entitled Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Sea of ​​Monsters. In 2017 The Lightning Thief it was also adapted into a Broadway musical which has been a huge success, leading fans to clamor for the top of Disney to consider the idea of ​​a TV series, which became a reality.

Unfortunately, the two films had not found the favor of Rick Riordan, who had openly ditched them, promising fans to commit to the realization of a project more faithful to his novels.

Source: Tom's Hardware by

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