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Disney+ discovers ‘Percy Jackson’ in Walker Scobell – The Hollywood Reporter

Disney+ discovers 'Percy Jackson' in Walker Scobell - The Hollywood Reporter

Disney+ has found Percy Jackson.

Walker Scoble (Adam’s Project) He got the title role in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, a series based on the bestselling author Rick Riordan novels. Riordan, the series’ executive producer, announced the news Monday morning On his website.

Riordan wrote: “Walker Scoble is an incredibly talented young man who amazed us with his audition tapes for the role of Percy.” “A lot of you recently found out how amazing Walker was when you watched his movie Adam’s ProjectWalker lit up the screen as a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character. We were lucky enough to audition for Walker months before this movie came out, but the movie only confirmed what we already know about his talent. It was clear to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect blend of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, grunt and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.”

Disney + gave a chain command to Percy Jackson and the Olympians in january. The series revolves around a 12-year-old boy (Scoble) who learns that he is a demigod. He was just beginning to deal with his newly discovered superpowers when Heaven God Zeus accused him of stealing his master’s bolt of lightning bolt. Now Percy must travel across America to find him and restore order on Olympus. Production of the 20th Disney TV series is set to begin in the summer.

Percy is smart, affectionate, and has a keen sense of humor. He has always seen himself as an outsider, in part because of the way the world views ADHD and dyslexia. Impulsive and quick to anger when things seem unfair, he’s also a caring son and loyal friend who wants to be done right by those he takes care of – if only he could find a place that fits him.

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The first two books in the Riordan series were previously adapted into feature films starring Logan Lerman as the title character. Fans of the novels were less enthusiastic than the films, as the main characters aged and made many other major changes to the story.

Riordan is more involved in the series, writing the pilot episode with John Steinberg (black sailsFX’s old man), which will be directed by James Bobin. Steinberg and production partner Dan Schutz will oversee the series. All four executive producers along with Rebecca Riordan, Burt Salk, Monica Uso Brin, Jim Rowe, Ellen Goldsmith Finn of the Gotham Group, and Jeremy Bell And DJ Goldberg.

Scoble made his film debut with Netflix’s Adam’s Project. He is set to star with Owen Wilson, Michael Peña and Jesse Williams in the family action movie Paramount secret headquarters. It is represented by A3 Artists Agency, Stagecoach Entertainment, and attorney Ryan LeVine.