Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians Adaptation Casts Some Series Antagonists

The television adaptation of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians has cast two more members of Camp Half-Blood as well as Percy’s last favorite classmate at Yancy Academy. The movie’s Twitter account announced the news today saying that the production has found their Clarisse LaRue, Nancy Bobofit, and Luke Castellan.

Clarisse—a camper who’s the daughter of Ares and starts out as Percy’s rival—will be played by Dior Goodjohn, whose previous credits include recurring roles on Head of the Class and Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Luke, the son of Hermes who is also another antagonist in the books, will be played by Diary of a Future President actor Charlie Bushnell while the mortal kleptomaniac, Nancy, will be played by newcomer Olivea Morton.

Goodjohn, Bushnell and Morton are just the latest to join the Disney+ series’ cast. The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell will play the titular Percy Jackson while his two friends—Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase—will be played by Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries respectively.

“All three of these young actors are doing an incredible job on set,” Riordan said in a statement on his blog. “We are lucky to have such talented and genuinely nice people to work with. It makes coming to work each day a pleasure!”

No news yet on when the series will make its way to Disney+, but author Rick Riordan shared an image on Twitter yesterday confirming that the series has started production.


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