Jessica Parker Kennedy will play Medusa in the ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians‘ series. The filming is currently underway in Vancouver, Canada. The series is based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series.
Rick Riordan on Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa, “I can tell you this is one Aunty Em you do not want to mess with. Her poised, powerful, elegant take on Medusa blew me away! And wait until you see some of the statuary in her Garden Gnome Emporium…”
Medusa in the show is described as “wronged by the gods and bitter. Medusa lives in isolation until travelers stumble on her emporium. She is welcoming to some and a threat to others.”
The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood,
The plot follows, 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 is directed by James Bobin from a script written by Rick Riordan and Jon Steinberg.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will premiere in 2024 on Disney+.