After a long search, it seems that Disney+ has finally found its Percy Jackson, as Variety has just announced that Walker Scobell, who just recently left his mark with The Adam Project, will take on the titular role. The series of Rick Riordan books was ordered to series back in January, and the writer has been actively teasing the project throughout, as he took a bigger hand in bringing it to life. He’s recently hinted that they are on their way to cast the main trio, which is now kicked off with Scobell taking on the role of the 12-year-old demigod.
Percy has lived most of his life as an outsider due to his ADHD and dyslexia. Yet, he learns that he has a bigger family secret than he may have ever imagined. Perhaps it also gives him a new home where he’ll finally feel where he fits in rather than sticking out as he did before. Yet, he still will find himself on an unlikely adventure after the Greek god Zeus accuses him of stealing the master lightning bolt and is forced to find it to free himself from the accusations while restoring Olympus.
Scobell made a big splash with his film debut in The Adam Project starring opposite Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, and more. The film’s success definitely also put him on everyone’s radar, as he played a younger version of Reynolds‘ character. He’s also set to appear in Paramount’s upcoming film Secret Headquarters, where he’ll star with Owen Wilson. It’ll be interesting to see who else mightjoin the cast.