The Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a Disney+ mythological series, has officially begun production in Vancouver, Canada.
In addition to announcing that production for the series has officially kicked off, Riordan also announced on his website that the series has officially added 5 more talented actors and actresses to the cast. Virginia Kull, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Glynn Turman, and Timm Sharp are among the notable actors and actresses that have been confirmed to star in the series.
Kull (Boardwalk Empire, Big Little Lies, Mr. Mercedes, NOS4A2) will play Sally Jackson, Percy Jackson’s loving and caring mother.
Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, The League, The Good Place, Big Mouth, Invincible) will portray Dionysus or Mr. D, the cranky Greek god of wine and the director of Camp Half-Blood.
Mullally (The Great North, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Bob’s Burgers) will play Percy’s strict and monstrous math professor, Mrs. Dodds (a.k.a. Alecto, one of the three Furies).
Turman (The Wire, House of Lies, Fargo, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), on the other hand, will play Percy’s Latin teacher, Chiron, also known as Mr. Brunner.
Lastly, Timm Sharp (Blunt Talk, Undeclared, Six Feet Under, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will play Gabe Ugliano, Percy’s egotistical, rude, and aggressive stepfather.
Riordan also promised to keep fans updated on the progress of the project. He also stated that more cast members will be revealed in the coming weeks of production.
Riordan and Jon Steinberg wrote the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, with James Bobin at the helm as director of the series’ pilot episode. Just last month, Riordan confirmed the casting for the main trio of the series – Walker Scobell will play Percy Jackson, Leah Jeffries will portray Annabeth Chase, and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood.
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