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PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS at New York Comic Con: Meet the Olympians

A packed New York Comic Con audience of Percy Jackson fans wearing orange Camp Half-Blood t-shirts saw the Disney+ series version of The Olympians up on the big screen: the late great Lance Reddick as Zeus, Toby Stephens as Poseidon, Jay Duplass as Hades, Adam Copeland as Ares, Lin Manuel Miranda as Hermes and Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus.

Based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus (Lance Reddick) accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt.

With help from his friends Grover (Aryan Simhadri) and Annabeth (Leah Sava Jeffries), Percy must embark on an adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.

The Olympians:

Lance Reddick as Zeus, God of the Sky and Leader of Olympus.

Toby Stephens as Percy’s father Poseidon, God of the Sea.

Jay Duplass as Hades, God of the Underworld.

Adam Copeland as Ares, God of War.

Lin Manuel Miranda as Hermes, the Messenger God.

Timothy Omundson as Hephaestus, God of forges, fire, technology, craftsmen, sculptors, volcanoes and blacksmiths.


My name is Percy Jackson. Am I troubled kid? Yeah you could say that .Bad grades. Bulies. All the normal stuff.And there’s some stuff that’s not so normal — Percy Jackson.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Season One:

Working title: Mink Golden. 

B.C. filming dates: June 02 2022 – February 01 2023.

Creatosr: Rick Riordan, Jonathan E. Steinberg.

Showrunners Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz. 

Cast: Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, Aryan Simhadri, Charlie Bushnell. 

Charlie Bushnell as demigod Luke Castellan

Guest Stars: Lance Reddick, Toby Stephens, Jay Duplass, Adam Copeland, Lin Manuel Miranda, Timothy Omundson, .Virginia Kull, Megan Mullally, Glynn Turman, Jason Mantzoukas, Timm Sharp, Dior Goodjohn, Olivea Morton, Suzanne Cryer, Jessica Parker Kennedy.

Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson, Percy’s human mother; Megan Mullally as Mrs. Dodds aka Alecto, who loyally serves Hades; Glynn Turman as Percy’s Latin teacher Mr. Brunner aka Chiron, famed centaur and trainer of heroes; Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, a.k.a. Mr. D. , who runs Camp Half Blood; Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano, Percy’s selfish and combative stepfather; Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue.; Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit; Suzanne Cryer as Echidna; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa.

Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson, Percy’s human mother.

Megan Mullally as Mrs. Dodds aka Alecta.

Glynn Turman as Mr. Brunner aka centaur Chiron.

Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, a.k.a. Mr. D.

Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue.;

Suzanne Cryer as the monster Echidna.

Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa.

Filming in B.C.:

Percy jackson and the Olympians filmed much of season one on Vancouver’s new Volume stage at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians simulated many interiors — like  New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art— using a giant virtual LED wall aka the Volume so that actors would have something to respond to, VFX supervisor Jeff White told the crowd at New York Comic Con.

Camp Half-Blood, the summer camp where young demigods train to combat monsters. had a few locations.

Production built a Camp Half-Blood set last year in Langley, east of Vancouver, on about 20 acres of private land with forest at the corner of 256th Street and 24th Avenue., according to neighbour Shelly W./@kidswap


Shelly W./@kidswap image.

The Hydra.

Shelly W./@kidswap image.

Production also built a Camp Half-Blood set at Minaty Bay on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians premieres December 20th on Disney+, with the first two episodes.

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