“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is the upcoming major series on Disney Plus. Based on Rick Riordan’s books, it’s a new adaptation following the movies starring Logan Lerman. However, this time Disney has made an effort by bringing Riordan on board as part of the creative team, as he confessed to disliking the previous films.
But who’s who in this series? While most of the actors are relatively unknown because the main characters are still children, it’s very interesting to see who’s accompanying them. Here are the main characters in the story.
Percy Jackson – Walker Scobell
Percy Jackson is the main protagonist of the series. The son of Poseidon, he is a demigod with aquatic powers. When he discovers his heritage, he embarks on epic adventures to prevent mythological catastrophes. Alongside his friends, he battles all sorts of Greek monsters and gods. The character is portrayed by Walker Scobell, whom we’ve seen in The Adam Project and The Secret Barracks.
Grover Underwood – Aryan Simhadri
Grover Underwood is a satyr, a loyal friend of Percy, who accompanies him on his quests. Grover is a seeker of Pan, the god of nature, and is known for his determination and love for the Earth. The character is portrayed by Aryan Simhadri, who appears in The Twelve at Home.
Annabeth Chase – Leah Jeffries
Annabeth Chase is a demigod daughter of Athena in the series. She possesses a brilliant mind and strategic abilities. She soon joins Percy on his adventures, forging a deep friendship and later a romance. In the series, she is portrayed by Leah Jeffries, who also appears in Beast.
Zeus – Lance Reddick
One of the most recognized actors in the entire series was Lance Reddick, known for his roles in The Wire and John Wick, who passed away last March. Despite his death, the actor had time to appear as the all-powerful Zeus in Percy Jackson, who claimed his stolen master lightning bolt.
Hermes – Lin-Manuel Miranda
The most acclaimed figure in today’s Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda, also appears in the series. In his case, he portrays the messenger god Hermes, who is the father of Luke Castellan in the series. A former counselor at Camp Half-Blood, Hermes plays a key role in the plot by influencing his son to carry out controversial actions.
Medusa – Jessica Parker Kennedy
Another recognized actress we will see in the series is Jessica Parker Kennedy, known for her roles in Black Sails and The Flash. In Percy Jackson, she portrays Medusa. Originally human, she was transformed into a gorgon by Athena and possesses the power to petrify those who look into her eyes. Percy and his friends encounter her in their quest for mythological artifacts.
Poseidon – Toby Stephens
Another actor from Black Sails, Toby Stephens, makes a direct leap to Percy Jackson to portray one of the most important characters: Poseidon. The god of the sea is Percy’s father, and although distant, he protects his son and plays a significant role in the plot, as his actions impact the fate of the demigods.
Ares – Adam Copeland
Well-known for his role in Vikings, Adam Copeland makes his way to Percy Jackson to portray one of the most important gods: Ares. The Greek god of war serves as the main antagonist in the series. He manipulates events to sow chaos and conflicts among the demigods and is an adversary of Percy and his friends, challenging them on multiple occasions.