The ”Percy Jackson” Series Just Added Some Big Names

Megan Mullally at the
Megan Mullally at the "Will & Grace" TV show presentation in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9469604cg)

The Greek gods are about to become acquainted with some gods of television.

Disney+ has announced some big names as part of the cast for the forthcoming TV adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The highly-anticipated series will be based on the novels of the same name by Rick Riordan, with the author himself writing the pilot alongside showrunner, Jonathan E. Steinberg.

The television show comes twelve years after the film version which was helmed by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone director, Chris Columbus. The first season is set to cover the events of the initial book in the series, The Lightning Thief, in which Percy learns that he is a demigod and is accused of having stolen Zeus’s master lightning bolt.

Logan Lerman portrayed the titular character on the big screen, with the role now going to relative newcomer Walker Scobell. He will be joined by Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as his companions, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood, who help him attempt to clear his name.

Will & Grace alum, Megan Mullally, has now signed on as Percy’s maths teacher Mrs. Dodds, who is actually a Fury named Alecto; while Jason Mantzoukas of The Good Place will star as the head of Camp Half Blood, Dionysus. Percy’s favorite teacher, Mr. Brunner, will come in the form of Glynn Truman who played Mayor Clarence V. Royce on The Wire.

Virginia Kull from Big Little Lies is set to play the 12-year-old’s mom, Sally, and Enlightened’s Timm Sharp is assuming the part of his stepfather, Gabe.

Production of the series is currently underway in Vancouver.