Suddenly I’m 12 years old again
The new trailer for the highly anticipated Percy Jackson series is everything fans have been waiting for.
With quotes and scenes pulled straight from the book (as well as a cast that’s actually the right age), it’s evident that this show is nothing like the infamous 2010 movie (sorry Logan Lerman!). The trailer opens with an impossibly fast needle drop: an edgy cover of Vance Joy’s “Riptide.” (Percy’s trusty sword that he carries throughout the book series is called Riptide). Then there are the bright orange Camp Half-Blood t-shirts, cozy camp cabins, and excerpts from Percy’s cross-country expedition that bring the book’s pages to life.
The show will follow the events of the first book, The Lightning Thief, where Percy discovers that he is not only a half-blood but too son of Poseidon, one of the three great Greek gods. Along with Annabeth, daughter of Athena, and Grover, a satyr, they must cross the country to retrieve Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt.
The cast includes Project AdamWalker Scobell as Percy, p Empireis Leah Sava Jeffries and Spin’with Aryan Simhadri as Annabeth and Grover, respectively. The adult cast includes Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes, Toby Stephens as Poseidon and the late Lance Reddick as Zeus. Unlike the situation in the film, Riordan was very involved from the beginning of this project.
The first two episodes Percy Jackson and the Olympians hit Disney Plus on December 20 with new episodes airing weekly.