The upcoming reboot of the fan-beloved Percy Jackson and The Olympians is one of the many highly-anticipated series coming to the streaming service, Disney+. Based on the novel series by Rick Riordan, the novel follows a modern-day group of kids with a Greek God bloodline navigating their way through the mysteries connected with Greek Mythology.
In 2012, the critically-acclaimed novel was adapted into live-action. Helmed by Chris Columbus, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief premiered in 2010, and a sequel followed in 2013: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
The main cast of the 2010's Percy Jackson franchise stars Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth, Brandon T. Jackson as Grover, and Logan Lerman as Percy. Unfortunately, a third film for the franchise wasn't developed due to the negativity that the sequel faced.
Now, a reboot is finally coming to Disney+, and the production will reportedly begin this June. Rick Riordan is pretty much involved with the series and will be run by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Dan Shotz. While the pilot episode will be helmed by Dora and the Lost City of Gold's director James Robin.
After The Adam Project star, Walker Scobell was announced to play the title role in the upcoming reboot, Riordan just announced two more additions to the cast that complete the iconic Demi-Gods trio. Empire's Leah Sava Jeffries will be stepping into the role of Annabeth Chase, Daughter of Athena, alongside Cheaper by the Dozen's Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood.
Check out the first look at the Percy Jackson & the Olympians' new main trio below:
What's something to look forward to with this new reboot together with the new cast is that it features an accurate portrayal of Riordan's book. When the two first Percy Jackson films premiered, fans questioned the casting decisions of the film, mainly because Percy Jackson is originally 12-years old in the source material while Lerman at the time was 16-years old.
Considering that Rick Riordan is heavily involved with the upcoming Disney+ series, it looks like fans have so much to look forward to, and the new main trio's chemistry in the image certainly adds more anticipation to the series.
Percy Jackson and The Olympians series is reportedly pushing a 2023 release date.