After a recent successful debut in the Netflix series Project AdamWalker Scobell has officially landed his next lead role in the upcoming adaptation of the Disney+ series based on Rick Riordan’s novel. Percy Jackson and the Olympians novel. The up-and-coming young actor was cast in the lead role of Percy Jackson, a character that Logan Lerman had previously portrayed in 20th Century Fox film adaptations.
Riordan also confirmed the news. through his website, revealing that he and his wife Rebecca Riordan were the ones who told Scobell, who is already a big fan of the books, about his casting call on January 28 this year. He also teased that Scobell had already done a number of chemical tests with other candidates for the other two leads Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood, whose casting is nearing completion.
“Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his Percy audition tapes,” Riordan said. “Many of you recently discovered how great Walker is when you watched his film. Project Adam, in which Walker appeared on screen as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character. We were lucky enough to listen to Walker a few months before the release of this film, but the film only confirmed what we already knew about his talent. It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker was the perfect combination of comedy, softness, rebelliousness, causticity and heroism to bring our hero Percy Jackson to life.»
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians The series will be directed by James Bobin from a screenplay co-written by Riordan and John Steinberg.Old man), based on the first part of his hit Riordan Camp Half-Blood Chronicles book series.
The live-action series tells the fantasy story of titular 12-year-old modern-day demigod Percy Jackson, who has just come to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must travel across America to find him and restore order to Olympus,” reads the synopsis.
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The executive producers are Riordan, Bobin, Steinberg, Dan Shotz, Rebecca Riordan, Bert Salke, Monica Owusu-Bryn, Jim Rowe and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of the Gotham Group, Jeremy Bell and DJ Goldberg. 20s television is designed as a studio.
Percy Jackson new franchise started in 2005 with lightning thiefbecame a hit and spawned four sequels. Sea of Monsters, Titan’s Curse, Battle in the Labyrinthand The Last Olympianand shortly thereafter, five supplement books and graphic novel versions of each were released.