“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” with Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell and Olivea Morton
The next Disney+ series, Percy Jackson and the Olympiansadded three new characters, and at least two of them might not make it easy for the titular character (played by Walker Scobell)
The streaming service has announced that Dior Goodjohn and Charlie Bushnell will be reproducing, while Olivea Morton will guest star in the series based on award-winning author Rick Riordan’s best-selling books. They join previously announced series regulars Scobell, Aryan Simhadri (Grover) and Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth) and recurring guest stars Virginia Kull (Sally Jackson), Glynn Turman (Chiron aka Mr. Brunner), Jason Mantzoukas (Dionysus aka Mr. D), Timm Sharp (Gabe Ugliano) and Megan Mullally (Alecto aka Mrs. Dodds).
Goodjohn will play Clarisse La Rue, a child of Ares, god of war. She’s a willful and competitive fighter who doesn’t let much stand in her way of winning. Intensely loyal to her close friends, she is intimidating to newcomers and intimidating to Percy. Bushnell’s Luke Castellan is the Hermès cabin adviser and the undisputed coolest kid on the block. He looks like he’s more comfortable with a surfboard than Greek armor, but that doesn’t stop him from being the best swordsman around. And Morton plays Nancy Bobofit, who always speaks her mind – at the expense of others. She is loud, proud, and a teacher’s pet, and she takes particular pleasure in picking on Percy.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, currently in production in Vancouver, tells the story of the titular 12-year-old modern demigod. He has just come to terms with his new godlike powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his lightning master. As a result, he must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find him and restore order to Olympus, with the help of his friends Grover and Annabeth.
Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as the pilot’s writers, and James Bobin will direct. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. The series is executive produced by Steinberg, Shotz, Bobin, Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and Gotham Group’s DJ Goldberg.