According to Deadline, Dior Goodjohn and Charlie Bushnell have joined the Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians in recurring roles, while Olivea Morton is set to guest star. They join series lead Walker Scobell in the small screen adaptation of the beloved book series. Also starring alongside Scobell in the series are Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries, as well as recently announced cast members Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, and Timm Sharp.
Goodjohn, best known for her role as Robyn Rook in the Head of the Class reboot on HBO Max, will be portraying Clarisse La Rue, the child Ares. She is a determined and aggressive fighter and is feared as a bully at Camp Half-Blood. Bushnell, who appeared as Bobby Cañero-Reed in Diary of a Future President on Disney+, will play Luke Castellan. The character is the son of Hermes and a head counselor at Camp Half-Blood, as well as an expert swordsman and all-around cool guy.
Morton, who has appeared in the short film And Yet They Speak, will play Nancy Bobofit, a sixth-grade classmate of Percy Jackson. Portrayed as a bit of a kleptomaniac in the first book of the Percy Jackson series, Nancy enjoys picking on Percy, but ends up the first victim of Percy’s demigod powers.
Production on the live-action series is underway with the author of the original Percy Jackon book series Rick Riordan serving as the writer of the pilot, alongside Jon Steinberg. James Bobin of The Muppets and Dora and the Lost City of Gold fame is directing the series for Disney+, which currently is without a release date.