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Percy Jackson and the Olympians filming starts strong for the Disney + series

While Rick Riordan the novelist creator of the literary series Percy Jackson announces through social networks that the television series Percy Jackson and the Olympians has entered production the very serious American medium Variety understands that new actors are arriving to complete the cast of the series. Disney+ series.

So newcomers to the sets are Megan Mullally opposite Jason Mantzoukas bottom Virginia Kull Glynn Turman and Tim Sharp. The 5 actors thus join Walker Scobell Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries previously announced. Centered on the series of childrens novels written by Riordan which also hit the screen in 2010 and 2013 the series will follow Percy Scobell a 12yearold boy who grows up wearing his new demigod costume. Trouble begins for the young hero when Zeus believes that Percy stole the lightning god from him.

Hoping to get out of trouble quickly Percy sets off with his best friends Grover Simhadri and Annabeth Jeffries to retrieve the missing lightning bolt and bring calm to a now chaotic Olympus. Known for her roles on comedies like Will & Grace and Party Down Mullally will play Alecto also known as Mrs. Dodds. A chaotic force of evil Mrs. Dodds is Percys math teacher and one of the Three Furies a group of evil deities who report to the big boss of all things sinister Hades.

Mantzoukas the star of Brooklyn NineNine and The League will play Dionysus a cool but easily flustered character but you can call him Mr. D. With his deadpan sense of humor Mr. D is the leader of the Camp HalfBlood a camp for Kull demigods from Big Little Lies and Super Pumped opposite will appear as Percys mother Sally Jackson. Willing to do anything for her superpowered son she knew from childhood that she would one day have to part ways with him and allow Percy to find her way in the world of Olympus. Turman an actor from Women of the Movement and Ma Raineys Black Bottom below will play Chiron aka Mr. Brunner. Although he is the schools Latin teacher Mr. Brunner is actually a centaur revered for his work in hero training and will play a major role in Percys transformation into a demigod.

Finally Sharp known for his work on Enlighted and Blunt Talk final image will play Gabe Ugliano Sallys husband and Percys stepfather. Hard on his words and thinking only of himself Gabe can be expected to oppose Percy who wants his mother to be happy. Ayo Davis president of Disney Branded TV said With Rick Jon [Steinberg] and Dan [Shotz] leading our creative team were determined to create a gripping television series worthy of the heroic mythological characters that millions of Percy Jackson readers know deserve to be loved.

The first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians will be inspired by the book The Thief of Lightning and will consist of 8 episodes. This is the synopsis of the series The series tells the fantastic story of a 12yearold modernday demigod Percy Jackson who is coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing lightning from his master. Percy must now cross America to find him. and restore order to Olympus.

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