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Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, & Jessica Parker Kennedy Join ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Disney+ Series

Adam Copeland, Suzanne Cryer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy have joined the cast of the upcoming Disney+ Original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.”

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Based on Disney Hyperion’s best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With help from his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.

The series stars Walker Scobell, who will play the titular character in this epic adventure and Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s “Spin”) and Leah Sava Jeffries (“Empire”) who will play Percy’s friends Grover and Annabeth, respectively.  Additional cast includes Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Timm Sharp who will all have recurring guest star roles.  Additionally, Disney recently announced that Charlie Bushnell will play Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn will play Clarisse La Rue, and Olivea Morton will play Nancy Bobofit.

According to Variety:

Copeland will appear in a recurring guest star role as Ares, the god of War. Ares is described as “handsome in a wicked way and arrogant, despite not always being the sharpest tool in the shed. He loves conflict and acts as an agent of chaos wherever he goes.”

Cryer will guest star as Echidna, The Mother of Monsters. The character is said to be “dangerous, intimidating, and strangely maternal. She enjoys her task of challenging heroes and will test Percy’s faith in the gods.”

Kennedy will guest star as Medusa, the infamous gorgon. Per her official character description, Medusa is “wronged by the gods and bitter. Medusa lives in isolation until travelers stumble on her emporium. She is welcoming to some and a threat to others.”

Filming is currently underway on “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” and will continue until the end of the year. A release date for the eight-episode series has not been announced yet but we may not see “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” premiere on Disney+ until 2024.

You can watch a first look at the series below:

Copeland is best known as Edge, a WWE Hall of Famer.  He has also appeared in shows like Vikings, Haven, and The Flash.

Cryer has previously starred in HBO’s Silicon Valley and ABC’s Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.

Kennedy is perhaps best known for playing Nora West-Allen in The Flash as well as for playing Max in the Starz series Black Sails.

Source: Variety

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