The upcoming Disney+ Original series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” started production last June in Vancouver and filming has wrapped for one of the lead stars. Charlie Bushnell who will play Luke Castellan, the half-blood son of Hermes, in the new series recently took to Instagram to report that he has wrapped filming on the series and even teased upcoming seasons for the show.
Bushnell revealed, “Officially wrapped my scenes for S1 of Percy Jackson. Working on this show has been an absolute dream come true and I’m so grateful for the people I’ve met along the way. Thank you all for everything, much love. Can’t wait to be back for more…”
You can see what Bushnell shared on Instagram below:
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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, Charlie Bushnell will play Luke Castellan, Dior Goodjohn will play Clarisse La Rue, and Olivea Morton will play Nancy Bobofit.
Riordan and Jon Steinberg are writing the pilot with James Bobin directing. Steinberg and his producing partner Dan Shotz are overseeing the series and serve as executive producers alongside Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Breen, Jim Rowe, Anders Engström, Jet Wilkinson, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, and D.J. Goldberg.
20th Television is the studio.
Filming is currently underway on “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” and will continue through mid-January. 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: