Rick Riordan has announced that casting has begun for the upcoming “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” series for Disney+. The author of the popular book series states that auditions for the role of Percy Jackson are now open for submission and executives are looking for an actor who can “play 12” and can grow over the course of the planned five seasons.
Below is the character/role description:
“[PERCY JACKSON] Playing 12, male. A smart, compassionate kid, with a sharp sense of humor. He’s always seen himself as an outsider, in no small part because of how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s no wallflower though. He’s impulsive and rambunctious, and is quick to anger when things seem unfair to him. Sarcasm is just another service he offers, but beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and loyal friend who just wants to do right by those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.”
For those who wish to submit a self-tape for consideration for the role of Percy Jackson, you can email a .mp4 or .mov file of your audition to PercyJacksonOpenCall.20thTelevision.com.
The Percy Jackson series is set to follow the storyline of the five books starting with The Lightening Thief which centers around a teenager who discovers that he is a descendent of a Greek God. The series will then take on a new book for every season.
A release date has not been announced yet, but it is expected to debut on Disney+ sometime in 2022.