You might care or you might not but, for those of you who do, Percy Jackson is going to be turned into a series on Disney+!! I have been waiting so long for these books to be given a second chance. I don’t blame the cast in the Percy Jackson films because their acting was really good! It was just the bad writing. Logan Lerman made a great Percy and I would totally have cast him if he was young enough.
Since Nick Rhiordan (the author) is going to be working alongside the team, we don’t have to worry. He’ll make sure that the series sticks close to his series!
Hearing the news made me think of a particular question: who would I cast in the new Percy Jackson series?
If you haven’t read the books or seen the films, here’s a quick rundown for you!
There are so many characters I could chat about and, since we don’t know if it’s starting from the start, I’m going to focus on some of the main people. Of course I’ll be including Nico in this because he’s a dark, forboding boy who deserves all the love!
We have to start with the title character himself!
There has been bits of contraversy over his previous casting. In the books he is meant to be 12 years old and in 6th grade, but Logan was 17/18 when he played him. A little bit of an age jump! If we are starting from the start, I really hope they use an actor that is around 12/13!
I guess it depends on the success of the show when it comes out if the cast are going to grow up with it. Disney shows always tend to be 2 seasons long unless they’re popular. Who knows! This fangirl definitely can’t see into the minds of the Disney bosses!
Choice: Jacob Tremblay (Wonder/Doctor Sleep)
I reckon Jacob has great experience already at 13 to handle being Percy, both the comedy and the drama!
Okay, moving onto the Daughter of Athena: Annabeth!
For me, whoever plays her has to be able to show Annabeth’s intelligence and sass. I mean…she ends up calling Percy ‘Seaweed Brain’ in the first book. She also needs to help us believe that she’s been at Camp Halfblood for a while!
Choice: Indi Star (Henry Danger)
For me, Indi would make a great Annabeth! She’s 13 so in perfect range, blonde and I loved her performances in Henry Danger! She’s still a relative newcomer so I reckon the Percy Jackson series would be a great step-up for her!
This is a real tricky one for me!
Grover is a satyr so he literally could have anyone playing him! I remember seeing that he was brown-haired and biologically looked 16. He is really 33 but we all know he acts younger. There are so many talented teen actors who might be the one to play one of my favourite characters. They obviously have to be good at comedy because Grover has some amazing lines in the books, but show that he has conflicted emotions.
That and he’s terrified of rabbits! Haha.
Choices: Blake Talabis (The Umbrella Academy) or Aidan Gallagher (The Umbrella Academy)
We all know who Poseidon is.
God of the sea, has a trident, son of Kronos and Rhea! He’s also Percy’s dad (though Percy doesn’t know that straight away). I had to have a good think about who could possibly play him and what age. Who could realistically look like that they could have a 12 year old child.
There’s only a few people who came to mind and I hope at least one person agrees with me.
Choices: Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia), Jay Baruchel (How To Train A Dragon) or Justin Chatwin
If only we could have Logan Lerman has Poseidon! That would be amazing but he’s way too young. Hopefully he gets a cameo somewhere in the series as someone!
There are so many characters throughout the books that this post would be drag-on for ages. If you want to know who else I’d cast in the series, just ask. I have them physically written down in a list! I think it’s going to be a while before we even get an inkling of the series due to the pandemic, but we have hope.
We got the news and that’s the biggest step! Now we just need this dumb Covid-19 to disappear so we can fangirl/boy over Percy Jackson all over again!!
Who would you cast in the Disney+ series?