Disney Plus Percy Jackson Series Casts Five More Actors

Percy Jackson and the Olympians have started production in Vancouver adding five actors in its cast for the Disney Plus series.

Variety reports that five more actors are cast as recurring guest star roles in author Rick Riordan’s popular book series adaptation to the small screen.

Actors Virginia Kull, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally and Timm Sharp are officially cast in Percy Jackson and the Olympians for Disney Plus. They join the primary trio Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri and Leah Sava Jeffries.

All systems are go for the series in production and fans could only be even more excited for it to arrive. The author himself is over the moon excited as the series goes through the production stages. He even shared information about the new cast of characters for the upcoming series.

Disney Plus Percy Jackson Series Casts Five More Actors

Disney Plus Percy Jackson Series Casts Five More Actors

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First, Virginia Kull will portray Sally Jackson. She has appeared in Boardwalk EmpireBig Little Lies, Mr. Mercedes and NOS4A2. Riordan discloses that during the table read for the first episode, Kull’s Sally moved everyone present to tears.

Then, Jason Mantzoukas will be Mr. D or Dionysus. People know Mantzoukas from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, The League, The Good Place, Big Mouth and Invincible. The author described Mantzoukas as the perfect guy to be the grumpy wine god and head of camp.

Now, Megan Mullally will become Mrs. Dodds or Alecto. Audiences remember her as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. In fact she won three Screen Actors Guild awards and received four Golden Globe nominations for the said role. She has worked with Mantzoukas before in Parks and Recreation as well which gives them a head start in jiving the characters for the series.

And, Glynn Turman is Mr. Brunner or Chiron. Undeniably the most experienced actor in the roster and snug fit for the role. Aside from his long list of projects under his belt, he also is adept in horsemanship. His experience in working with the youth through Camp Gid D Up will be instrumental once we see him in Camp Half-Blood.

Disney Plus Percy Jackson Series Casts Five More Actors

Disney Plus Percy Jackson Series Casts Five More Actors

Finally, Timm Sharp will be Gabe Ugliano. Sharp has been a TV series regular on several shows, three of which are Blunt Talk, Undeclared, and Enlightened. Riordan exclaims that the actor had the cast and crew laughing as he took on the role Gabe Ugliano. In the series, he is going to be the stepfather to Walker Scobell’s Percy Jackson!

We do share the author’s excitement when he says there is more to come. Just the fact that the creator of the book series is highly involved in the development and progress of the live action adaptation is enough reason to expect nothing but the best from this Disney Plus series.

The author shares in his personal page doubling as his blog:

More to come, demigods! Look for another post from me next week, when I will share a few more inside scoops about how filming is going. Further casting information will be coming out in phases, so stay tuned and be patient!


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