Disney+ unveiled the first trailer for Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The trailer debuts during Disney’s D23 Fan Expo, based on Rick Riordan‘s novel series of the same name. It follows, “a 12-year-old demigod Percy Jackson is accused by the Greek god Zeus of stealing his lightning bolt.” watch the trailer below.
According to the book’s official synopsis. Percy Jackson and the Olympians follow, “All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood, he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.”
Jonathan E. Steinberg and Dan Shotz serve as showrunners, and James Bobin is directing. In a statement, Riordan previously told Percy Jackson and the Olympians that “filming has followed the book story very closely,” and the trailer sees elements pulled straight off the page and brought into live-action. Fans can see the demigods living in Camp Half-Blood and wearing their orange camp shirts, as well as sporting Greek armor for their competitions and tournaments, like “Capture the Flag.” The trailer also confirms a Camp Half-Blood closely adapted from the source material, being that it features the numbered cabins for each specific god’s children.
The series stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson: a young demigod, Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase: the daughter of Athena who has been training at Camp Half-Blood for five years, Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood: Percy’s best friend and a satyr who is disguised as a 12-year-old boy, Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson: Percy’s selfless mother, Glynn Turman as Chiron / Mr. Brunner: a centaur disguised as Percy’s Latin teacher, Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus / Mr. D: the head of Camp Half-Blood, and Megan Mullally as Alecto / Ms. Dodds: Percy’s stern mathematics teacher who serves the god Hades as one of the three Furies.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will be released in early 2024 on Disney+.
Trailer Source: Youtube