In an exhilarating revelation for fans, Disney+ today showcased a brand-new teaser trailer and accompanying images for its forthcoming original series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”
The just-released teaser provides a tantalizing glimpse into the epic adventures awaiting Percy Jackson, portrayed by Walker Scobell, his loyal friend Grover Underwood, brought to life by Aryan Simhadri, and the determined Annabeth Chase, played by Leah Sava Jeffries. Eager audiences can anticipate a dual episode premiere on December 20 on the Disney+ platform, with subsequent episodes rolling out weekly.
The series, spanning eight episodes, promises an array of riveting appearances from distinguished guest stars. A few familiar faces evident in the teaser include the multifaceted Lin-Manuel Miranda gracing the screen as “Hermes,” Megan Mullally manifesting as “Alecto” or “Mrs. Dodds,” Toby Stephens in the commanding role of “Poseidon,” and the late Lance Reddick in a godly portrayal of “Zeus.”
Based on the acclaimed best-selling series from Disney Hyperion penned by the esteemed author, Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” delves into the captivating life of 12-year-old demigod Percy Jackson. The tale unravels as Percy grapples with his newfound celestial abilities, only to be thrown into turmoil when Zeus, the mighty sky god, accuses him of pilfering his treasured master lightning bolt. With the unwavering support of his allies, Grover and Annabeth, Percy is plunged into the quest of a lifetime, aiming to recover the bolt and restore balance to the towering realms of Olympus.
The commitment to authenticity is palpable. Rick Riordan, the mastermind behind the “Percy Jackson” universe, collaborated intimately with the creative team, notably showrunners Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz. The mutual endeavor is evident: to resurrect the stories and beloved characters from the pages and craft a series that echoes the essence Riordan originally envisioned.
The introductory duo of episodes has been penned by both Riordan and Steinberg, while direction has been helmed by James Bobin. Serving as the executive producers for this epic tale are a plethora of industry veterans including Rick and Rebecca Riordan, Jon Steinberg, Dan Shotz, and many more.
Mark your calendars for a double dose of demigod drama as the Disney+ Original series, a collaborative venture between Disney Branded Television and 20th Television, is set to make its grand debut with two episodes on December 20 exclusively on Disney+.
Stay tuned for more updates, and in the interim, immerse yourself in the teaser and images to whet your appetite for what’s to come!