Lance Reddict and Toby Stephens

Lance Reddict and Toby Stephens

The Percy Jackson solid is increasing! It has been introduced that Lance Reddick and Toby Stephens have joined the solid of the upcoming live-action Disney+ sequence, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

The information was shared on the present’s Twitter account, which acknowledged that Reddick and Stephens will star as Zeus and Poseidon respectively. The two gods, together with Hades, play essential roles within the ebook sequence.

Zeus is the god of the sky and chief of Mount Olympus. “Zeus is tempestuous and mistrustful. He’s promised to wage a battle if his stolen thunderbolt is just not returned,” reads a personality description obtained by Variety.

The outlet additionally provides perception into Poseidon, who’s Percy’s father and the god of the ocean. The character is described as: “Although seemingly absent in Percy’s life, a lot of Poseidon’s qualities stay in Percy; stubbornness, impulsiveness and loyalty. Though he has stayed away all through Percy’s life, his deep emotions for his son (and Percy’s mom, Sally) are evident.”

Walker Scobell will led the cast as Percy, with Aryan Simhadri

as Grover, and Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth. Jason Mantzoukas, Megan Mullally, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Timothy Omundson, and Jay Duplass have all been previously announced as cast members.

The sequence is predicated on the  best-selling ebook sequence by Rick Riordan. Disney+ writes that the present will inform “the fantastical story of a 12-year-old trendy demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s simply coming to phrases along with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his grasp lightning bolt.” The synopsis teases that Percy will “embark on an journey of a lifetime” along with his buddies, Grover and Annabeth, to seek out the lighting bolt and return it to its rightful proprietor.

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