Disney has just officially announced Aryan Simhadri (Disney’s Spin) and Leah Sava Jeffries (Empire) will play Grover and Annabeth, respectively, in the upcoming Disney+ original series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Simhadri and Jeffries will star alongside Adam Project star Walker Scobell who was recently cast as Percy in this epic adventure.
Based on the best-selling book series by award-winning author Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians will bring to life the fantastical story of 12-year-old Percy Jackson, who just discovered the Greek Gods are real, and they have kids, and those kids have issues!
While season one of the series will adapt the same story that became the ill-fated Chris Columbus-directed film, Percy Jackson and the Olympians promises to be a more faithful adaptation that fans have spent the last decade clamoring for. To that end, Riordan himself will be executive producing and co-write the pilot.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will start production this summer in Vancouver and will hopefully be streaming next year.