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Empire State Building Lights Up In Blue For Percy Jackson’s Birthday

Yesterday, Disney+ celebrated Percy Jackson’s birthday with a first-look image at the main cast from the upcoming Disney+ Original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” The pic shows Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri, and Leah Sava Jeffries as Percy, Grover, and Annabeth.  Take a look at the image below:

The Empire State Building in New York, which is an iconic location in the book series, also celebrated Percy’s birthday by lighting up in blue which you can see below:

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 plays 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.

Riordan and Jon Steinberg will serve as writers of the pilot, and James Bobin will direct. Steinberg will oversee the series with his producing partner Dan Shotz. Steinberg and Shotz serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg.

Ms. Marvel cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin is attached to the project.  O’Loughlin also recently worked on FX’s The Old Man which was just renewed for a second season.

20th Television is the studio.

Filming is currently underway for the series in Vancouver.

A Disney+ release date for “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has not been announced yet however Rick Riordan recently shared on his blog that he expects the series to premiere on Disney+ in 2024.

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