The incredible journey of the new Percy Jackson has finally started as the Disney+ series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ has officially begun filming today in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The series has also revealed five new actors joining the cast.
Joining the previously announced lead trio are - Boardwalk Empire star Virginia Kull, who will play Sally Jackson, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Jason Mantzoukas as Mr. D / Dionysus, Glynn Turman (The Wire,) as Mr. Brunner / Chiron, Megan Mullally (Parks and Recreation) as Mrs. Dodds / Alecto, and Timm Sharp (Blunt Talk) as Gabe Ugliano. More casting news will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
James Bobin, who is directing the first episode confirmed the filming start via an Instagram post. Author and executive producer Rick Riordan also shared the same news via his social media accounts and blogging site.
The production will take almost eight months to shoot the 8-episode season one. The filming is currently set to wrap on January 25, 2023.
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Earlier, ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Disney+ series confirmed its lead trio by revealing Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase, who all have joined Walker Scobell, playing the titular role of Percy.
The series has already faced the anger of some toxic fans, who trolled Leah Sava Jeffries after she was cast to play the role of Annabeth. Author and executive producer Rick Riordan came in full support of the young actress, shutting down all the trolls and haters online.
Previously, we exclusively revealed the directors involved in the first season. Anders Engstrom and Jet Wilkinson joined James Bobin, who is directing the pilot of the series.
Rick Riordan and Jonathan E. Steinberg have written the screenplay based on Riordan's novel series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians.” Steinberg and Dan Shotz serve as executive producers alongside James Bobin, Rick Riordan, Bert Salke, Jim Rowe, Rebecca Riordan, Monica Owusu-Breen, and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg. 20th Television and Walt Disney Studios are the studios behind the series.
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