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BC-Filmed PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS Premiere Has Over 26 Million Views in 3 Weeks

Update: Walker Scobell on the Volume stage at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, B.C.

BC-filmed Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s season premiere introducing Walker Scobell as the young demigod has amassed over 26 million views in its first three weeks on Disney+ (and Hulu in the U.S.), according to Deadline: Hollywood.

Disney+ defines views as hours viewed divided by runtime.

The season premiere — titled I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher – features a school trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum that goes horribly wrong and leads to Percy’s expulsion.

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.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art:

The Volume:

The steps of the Met on the 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 a crowd at New York Comic Con.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Season One:

Episodes: 8.

Working title: Mink Golden. 

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

Creators:: Rick Riordan, Jon Steinberg.

Showrunners Jon Steinberg, Dan Shotz. 

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

Guest Stars: Charlie Bushnell, 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, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Suzanne Cryer, Olivea Morton,.

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; Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit, Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano, Percy’s selfish and combative stepfather, Jason Mantzoukas as Dionysus, a.k.a. Mr. D. , who runs Camp Half Blood; Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue.; Jessica Parker Kennedy as Medusa., Suzanne Cryer as Echidna.

We meet Percy’s Mom, his stepfather, two of his “teachers” and his protector Grover in the season premiere.

Virginia Kull as Percy’s Mom Sally Jackson.

Glynn Turman as Percy’s Latin teacher Mr. Brunner aka Chiron, famed centaur and trainer of heroes.

Megan Mullally as Mrs. Dodds aka Alecto, who loyally serves Hades.

New episodes of Percy Jackson and the Olympians drop Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PT on Disney+.

Correction: The New York Metropolitan Museum scenes were all filmed on the Volume stage. I thought it was a composite of the Volume and an on-location shoot at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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