Percy Jackson Disney+ Series Adds Aryan Simhadri And Leah Sava Jeffries As Grover And Annabeth

Leah Sava Jeffries, Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri

by James White |
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Looking to get a creative do-over following the two movies, the new series adaptation of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson And The Olympians books is moving ahead. The Adam Project's Walker Scobell was cast as the main character last month and now we know that Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries will play his best friends and compatriots.

The series, as with the books, tells the fantastical story of 12-year-old modern demigod 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, Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.

Simhadri’s Grover Underwood is satyr, half boy and half goat, disguised as a 12-year-old boy. Grover cares deeply about others and will always choose what is best for them, sometimes at his own expense. Though cautious by nature, he’ll always throw himself into a fight to protect his friends, especially his best friend Percy Jackson.

Jeffries’s Annabeth Chase, a true daughter of the Greek goddess Athena, is a brilliant strategist with an active and curious mind. After having spent the last five years at Camp Half-Blood, she longs to test her mettle in the human world, of which she barely remembers. She trains Percy to survive the mythological world, and in turn, he helps her connect with her humanity.

Riordan and Jon Steinberg wrote the show's initial episode which The Muppets' James Bobin will direct, and the show starts shooting soon in Vancouver.

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