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After months of waiting, it's almost time to see Percy Jackson back on our screens in brand-new Disney Plus series Percy Jackson and the Olympians.


The reviews are in and it's looking good for the eight-part series, which is based on the novel Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The new show will be the first time we've seen the character since the 2013 sequel film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, starring Logan Lerman as the titular demigod, with Walker Scobell now leading the stars of the new series.

Speaking to, Riordan promised of the new actors: "They are amazing, and the only problem I've had is telling everyone just wait, just wait. When you see them, you will understand why I say they are so perfect. And now the reviews are starting to come in. And even people who were sceptical are now saying, 'Okay, I get it.'"

Read on for everything you need to know about Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney Plus.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians release date

The release date for Percy Jackson and the Olympians has now been confirmed, and the new series is landing on Disney Plus on Wednesday 20th December 2023.

The series will be premiere on the streaming platform with two episodes, followed by weekly episodes thereafter.

What is Percy Jackson and the Olympians about?

The show is based on Rick Riordan's hit series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, which features five main novels as well as spin-offs and other supplementary books.

When Disney Plus announced the series, the show description read: "Geared towards a general audience and especially tweens, teens, and young adults, the live action series tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who's just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt.

"Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus."

Percy Jackson and the Olympians actors: Who's starring as Percy?

Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and the Olympians holding a sword
Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Disney/David Bukach

Percy is being played by Walker Scobell (The Adam Project). Meanwhile, Aryan Simhadri (Cheaper by the Dozen) will play Grover Underwood and Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire) will take on the role of Annabeth Chase.

Rick Riordan told "That's the key, it's the personality. When you see them interacting, even off screen. They have that same energy as the Percy Jackson trio. They, they just embody the characters of Annabeth, Grover, and Percy so perfectly. It's just a pleasure to watch them act and and watch them be amazing. "

The actors also include Lin-Manuel Miranda as the Greek god Hermes, as well as Megan Mullally, Toby Stephens, the late Lance Reddick, Jason Mantzoukas, Jay Duplass, Charlie Bushnell, Dior Goodjohn, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Olivea Morton, Suzanne Cryer, Timm Sharp and Timothy Omundson.

Is there a trailer for Disney Plus's Percy Jackson series?

There is! The trailer gives us our first look at Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries and Aryan Simhadri as Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood respectively.

“The stories that I have told you about Greek gods and half-bloods — they are real,” says Virginia Kull as Percy’s mother, Sally Jackson, in the trailer.

“Percy Jackson. We’ve been expecting you,” says Glynn Turman, who plays Mr Brunner, aka Chiron, as the trailer dramatically ends. Watch the trailer below.

Percy Jackson will premiere on Disney Plus on 20th December 2023. You can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.

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