the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians“in Disney + She added Lance Reddick And Toby Stephens to her representatives as two main deities, variety I learned exclusively.
Riddick will guest star as Zeus, while Stevens will guest star as Poseidon. The pair will appear in the series side by side Walker Scoble as Percy Beside Aryan Simhadri as Grover and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth.
additional cast members They include Virginia Cole, Glenn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Muley, and Tim Sharp, as well as Dior Gudgeon, Olivia Morton, Charlie Bushnell, Adam Copeland, Susan Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timothy Omundsen, and Jay Duplass.
Poseidon is the god of the sea and father of Percy. According to his official description of the character, “Although he seems absent in Percy’s life, many of Poseidon’s qualities live on in Percy. Obstinacy, impulsiveness, loyalty. Although he remains distant throughout Percy’s life, his deep feelings for his son (and Percy’s mother, Sally) is clear.
Described as “the powerful god of the sky and commander of Mount Olympus, Zeus is windy and insecure. He promises to wage war if his stolen thunderbolt is not returned.”
Riddick is best known for his starring role in the hit HBO series ‘The Wire’ as well as his role as Sharon in the ‘John Wick’ movie franchise. His recent credits include the Netflix series “Resident Evil” and seven seasons on the Amazon police drama “Bosch.” His other film credits include “One Night in Miami,” “Angel Has Fallen,” and “Godzilla vs. Kong.” He has also lent his voice to many popular video games such as ‘Destiny 2’ and ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’.
He was represented by CAA, Grandview, and attorney James E. Hornstein.
Stevens has recently starred in shows like Season 2 of Amazon’s “Alex Rider,” the Netflix reboot of “Lost in Space,” and the Starz historical drama “Black Sails.” He also starred in such films as “Hunter Killer”, “13 Hours” and the James Bond film “Die Another Day”. He later voiced Bond in a number of BBC Radio productions based on the novels by Ian Fleming such as ‘Dr. No’, ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’.
He is represented by United Agents and Gersh.
Based on Rick Riordan’s book series of the same name, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” follows 12-year-old Demi-God as he “comes to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky-god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master’s bolt of lightning,” the letter says. With the help of his friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find her and restore order on Olympus.
The Disney Branded Television series is currently being produced in Vancouver. Riordan and John Steinberg are writing the pilot, with James Bobin directing. Steinberg and co-producer Dan Schutz oversee the series and serve as executive producers along with Bobin, Rick Riordan, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salk, Monica Oso-Brien, Jim Rowe, Anders Engstrom, Jett Wilkinson, Elaine Goldsmith-Fenn of the Gotham Group, Jeremy Bell and D.J. Goldberg. 20th TV is the studio.