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Disney Reveals Important Information Regarding ‘Percy Jackson’ Remake

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It’s official! The Percy Jackson remake is headed to Disney Plus, and fans couldn’t be more ecstatic. The popular book series by Rick Riordan is set to be adapted into a new television series on the streaming platform, and it is sure to capture the hearts of both old and new fans alike.

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The Legend Lives On: Percy Jackson Is Reimagined

One of the main reasons that this news has fans buzzing is the promise of a faithful adaptation. The previous movie adaptations received mixed reviews from fans of the book series. Many felt that important elements of the story were left out, and the characters did not stay true to Rick Riordan’s original vision. This time around, however, Rick Riordan himself will be actively involved in the creative process, ensuring that the series stays faithful to his beloved characters and their incredible journeys.

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To portray the iconic role of Percy Jackson, newcomer Walker Scobell has been chosen after a lengthy audition process. Scobell’s fresh talent and undeniable enthusiasm for the series make him an exciting choice to bring the beloved demigod to life on screen. Joining him is Aryan Simhadri as Annabeth Chase, the fiercely intelligent daughter of Athena. This duo had received high praise from fans and will hopefully please fans. The film is set to also star Lance Reddick as Zeus, Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Jay Duplass as Hades, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Hermes.

New Trailer Excites Fans

Earlier today, fans got a first glimpse of what the new series will look like with the all-new trailer released by Disney+.

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With the release of the trailer, we also learned that the show will be premiering on December 20, 2023. This is such exciting news for fans, and fans of the books and the original series, who be eagerly waiting to see its release this winter.

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Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.