According to the novels Rick Riordan, August 18 is the birthday of the demigod “Percy Jackson”.
To commemorate the day, from Disney+ delivered the first official photo of the new adaptation of Riordan’s playwhich will be known as “Percy Jackson and The Olympians”, presenting the three great protagonists of history.
The image allows us to see “Percy”, the 12-year-old Greek demigod interpreted by Walker Scobell (The Adam Project) with his great friends, “Annabeth Chase”the Greek demigoddess daughter of Athena played by Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire), and the young satyr “Grover Underwood”which interprets aryan simhadri (Cheaper by the Dozen).
It looks like the young heroes are having a blast at Camp Half-Blood.
It’s a very special day for a very special demigod. ⚡️ We’re celebrating Percy Jackson’s birthday with a gift just for you… #PercyPreview#PercyJackson and the Olympians is coming soon to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/FUGykTCpyM
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 18, 2022
In the mythology of the books, The gods live in Olympus located on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building, so from that emblematic skyscraper they also joined the celebration of “Percy Jackson’s” birthday by lighting the building blue.
Happy Birthday, Percy Jackson.
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) August 18, 2022
The story of the novels introduces us to “Percy Jackson”, a young man who discovers that he is the son of “Poseidon” and that all Greek myths are real.
In the Disney+ adaptation, the titular character is a 12-year-old modern-day demigod – the same age as in the first book – who has only just come to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when “Zeus'” accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now ‘Percy’ must traverse America to find him and restore order to Olympus.
With a story that will begin by adapting the first book, “The Lightning Thief”, Riordan and Jon Steinberg were in charge of writing the pilotwhich is led by James Bobbin (Mysterious Benedict Society, Dora and the Lost City of Gold), being a series produced by the studio 20thTelevision.
Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Charlie Bushnell and Timm Sharp will also be part of the cast of this series that still does not have a premiere date on Disney streaming, although Riordan himself pointed out that it may possibly arrive in early 2024.
The “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series of novels spans five books, the story of which continued and expanded with the “Heroes of Olympus” and “Trials of Apollo” series.
The adventures of the Greek demigod already had two movies, “The Lightning Thief” Y “The sea of monsters”starring Logan Lerman, where Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson gave life to the best friends of the demigod.
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