As development for the Disney+ television show adaptation begins, fans emerge from the shadows. Author Rick Riordan revealed on his blog and Twitter accounts earlier today that they are casting for their titular hero. Although a reality competition showdown in the style of a Greco-Roman colosseum was missed, an open casting call is also an option. Percy Jackson follows Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old demigod who learns he is the son of Poseidon. Assuming the first season follows the first novel, Percy embarks on a journey to save his mother from the underworld and prove his innocence after being accused of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt.
Two films starring Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson was released, both of which received mixed reviews from critics, audiences, and die-hard Percy Jackson fans. The Disney+ adaptation is a chance to satisfy fans with a more faithful adaptation, as well as a chance to dive deeper into Riordan’s universe.