Demigods, monsters and gods, oh my! Since author Rick Riordan announced that Disney+ was working on the live-action adaptation of the Percy Jackson, fans of the books couldn’t help but be curious about which actors and actresses would play what. Seriously, who would play these iconic, mythological characters?
From months of auditions, fan-casting and finally, casting announcements – Rick has found his perfect Percy Jackson and then some! Keep reading to uncover the cast Percy Jackson.
Who plays Percy Jackson?
The first official casting announcement was for who would play Percy Jackson, the main character in Rick’s best-selling series. In the first book, Percy is a 12-year-old demigod, meaning he is half human, half god. After discovering his mythical origins, he travels to Camp Half-Blood – a home for other demigods like himself, where he discovers that he is a son of the sea god Poseidon.
In April 2022, Disney+ announced that they were casting Walker Scobell in the main role. Walker, 13, is known for his role in Ryan Reynolds’ The Netflix film The Adam Project, in which the child actor plays a younger version of Ryan.
Following the announcement, the author of the books, who also serves as a producer for the series, explained why Walker was chosen on his website. “It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect blend of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson,” Rick wrote.
Who are Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood playing?
After Walker was cast as Percy in April, fans were dying to know who would play Percy’s best friends in the books: Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood. They didn’t have to wait long when it was announced Leah Jeffriesknown for his role in Empirewas going to be Annabeth in May 2022. We also got our Grover at the same time: Cheaper by the dozen star, Aryan Simhadri.
“Leah brings so much energy and enthusiasm to this role, so much of Annabeth’s strength,” Rick wrote of Leah on his website following the casting news. “She will be a role model for new generations of girls who will see in her the kind of hero they want to be.”
Along with the golden trio, so many other actors have already been cast as gods, goddesses and demigods alike! Scroll through our gallery to uncover the full cast Percy Jackson The Disney+ series.
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